Citrus Heights, CA (KOVR-TV) – School officials in California are warning parents that students are selling a new psychedelic drug on the street called “paint.”
Nation Karamaza was stunned after the principals of Mesa Verde High School in Citrus Heights sent a letter home. Her son Saber is a sophomore in school. The letter alerts parents that students are secretly selling new drugs on the streets. They say the paint is a pill that has narcotic effects and is known to be highly addictive.
“I’m thinking, ‘How on earth do kids get that?’ “This stuff can be really dangerous because you don’t know what’s inside,” she told KOVR-TV in Sacramento.
Fortunately, Cipper did not encounter the drug, but worried that he might find himself in a potentially dangerous situation.
“No one has tried to sell it to me, but I have friends who say people are trying to sell it to them and it’s scary because I’m like, ‘What if someone tries to sell it to me’ and it goes well because I say no,” said Sieber.
Jamila and Ren also have a sophomore in the school. The speech also brought her to the brink. “I feel like we don’t have any control over our guys, they’re just out of control,” she said. “You have to pray for your children. You have to pray and you have to teach your children that this is inappropriate.”
School officials urge parents to engage in a conversation with their children about drawing. The drug is said to sell for only $5 a pill. Parents are required to teach their children the dangers of street drugs.
“This is really scary and it’s especially scary to think that someone has gone out of their way to offer this much smaller school,” Nation said.
The drug is described as a transparent bean capsule with a red/brown dust. School principals say they are making progress in their investigation but ask for any additional information from students.