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F.C. School Board Tackles K2 Issue, Pushes for State Ban

The Falls Church School Board took action Tuesday night to request the Virginia State Legislature pass a new law making the sale and consumption of the synthetic marijuana-like substance, known as K2, illegal.

The Falls Church School Board took action Tuesday night to request the Virginia State Legislature pass a new law making the sale and consumption of the synthetic marijuana-like substance, known as K2, illegal. According to board members, in discussions with the News-Press, the matter was brought to the board’s attention by a member of the Falls Church Police who is assigned as a resource officer for the public schools, Officer Rau.

There is a new tobacco store very near to the George Mason High School where the substance is sold over the counter. A parent of a student at GMHS, upon learning her daughter had legally purchased and used the substance, told the News-Press she went to the store to obtain some to see how readily available it is, and found it openly displayed for sale on the store’s counter. There have been online reports of dangers of the substance due to its synthetic chemical composition. The school board has made preliminary overtures to state legislators in the region and have received favorable responses, a source told the News-Press.