At its Oct. 11 meeting, the District 208 school board voted unanimously to expel two students, one for a semester and another for a year, as a result of a drug-related incident at Riverside-Brookfield High School on Sept. 16.

“It was related to the distribution or intent to distribute a controlled substance,” said District 208 Superintendent Kevin Skinkis.

According to Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, one student was arrested at RBHS on Sept. 16 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Weitzel said one student was trying to sell Vicodin, a prescription drug, to another student. Police also found a pipe used for smoking marijuana. The pipe had trace amounts of marijuana, but not enough to warrant a charge, Weitzel said.

Weitzel praised the work of RB staff in discovering the illegal activity. Skinkis said that the school is committed to keeping out illegal drugs.

“In this most recent incident some students made a poor choice, and the school district is doing everything we can to keep those types of behaviors and controlled substances out of the building,” Skinkis said.

-Bob Skolnik