A team investigation by Education News Colorado, Solutions and the I-News Network looked at the reasons behind a 45 percent spike in drug violations in Colorado K-12 public schools over the past four years.
Read the story, School officials, others cite prevalence of medical marijuana as drug violations spike on K-12 campuses. Here’s a look at the data behind the findings:
- Spreadsheet showing all incidents, including drug violations, reported to the Colorado Department of Education over the past 10 years. Here’s the CDE report.
- Spreadsheet showing suspensions resulting from drug and other violations reported to the state over the past 10 years. Here’s the CDE report showing suspensions, expulsions and referrals to law enforcement for the past ten years – click on 10-year Trend Data.
- Chart showing expulsions resulting from drug and other violations reported to the state over the past 10 years.
- Chart showing referrals to law enforcement resulting from drug and other violations reported to the state over the past 10 years.
- Spreadsheet showing Denver Police Department arrests for drug violations at Denver Public Schools in 2010-11. Police began separating marijuana incidents from other drug incidents in 2010. Only schools listed in police records as the locations of drug arrests are shown here. Here are the reports compiled by Denver police for Aug. 1, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2010 and for Jan. 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011.
In addition, this spreadsheet shows a listing of all K-12 public schools located within 1,200 feet of a medical marijuana facility licensed by the state. This story about the recently announced federal crackdown includes an explanation of how the spreadsheet was created.
You can also look up your school’s drug violation history for the past four years on our database and check our interactive map to see any school location and any medical marijuana facilities located nearby.