TUGUEGARAO CITY — Three teenagers aged 14-17 were recently caught using illegal drugs while inside the school in Claveria town.
Joseph Villanueva, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (MSWDO), said the minors were now under their intervention program in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office.
Villanueva said the teens were apprehended by the police while in the act of sniffing shabu in a small shanty near the guidance counselor’s office of the Claveria Vocational Rural School.
He said his office had taken charge of the case, having received a court order dated July 30, 2016, for the proper disposition of the cases of the said children in conflict with the law (CICL).
Villanueva said that as early as July 30, the minors had already been released to the custody of their respective parents, but continued to be under his close supervision through regular home visits.
“We also helped the families reach out to the school authorities so that the minors can continue studying,” he said.
Villanueva added that the DSWD regional office had also assigned a social worker to visit the minors’ families and coordinate with the MSWDO for provision of other appropriate interventions. PNA/northboundasia.com