CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – A 17-year-old Shenedehowa High School student has been arrested after State Police say he injected another student with heroin.
Daniel Lewis was arrested by State Police for the felony of Criminal injection of a narcotic drug and the misdemeanors of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh-degree and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.
On Thursday it was reported to administration that two students were seen exchanging pills in the school's east locker room. The students were brought to the Class Assistant Principal's office. Upon being questioned, one student reported that they also engaged in the use of liquid heroin.
State Police responded and an investigation revealed that Lewis had injected the student with heroin while at the school. Lewis was found to be in possession of heroin and hypodermic needles.
He was arraigned in the Town of Clifton Park Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. Lewis was ordered to return to the Court at 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2013.
Shenendehowa Superintendent, Dr. Oliver Robinson, thanked the student today who witnessed the exchange of pills and reported the incident. He says the student followed the schools "See Something, Say Something" motto.
alarming and we hope that parents and students who may be watching this realize
that such addictive drugs any drugs period is a problem but particularly such
addictive drugs as heroin is a particularly alarming concern for us as a
school," he says.