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School, road closed after community led march to confront alleged drug house

School, road closed after community led march to confront alleged drug house

SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Police closed the streets in the interest of public safety Sunday afternoon surrounding I.L. Thomas School. A group of community members organized a demonstration outside a home they suspect is distributing drugs in the territory. Police said in a statement that “a number of occupants came out of the residence

SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Police closed the streets in the interest of public safety Sunday afternoon surrounding I.L. Thomas School. A group of community members organized a demonstration outside a home they suspect is distributing drugs in the territory.
Police said in a statement that “a number of occupants came out of the residence armed with firearms to confront the protestors.”
No shots were fired and no one was injured. Six Nations Police say they are maintaining a presence at the property as this is now an ongoing police investigation.
The actions taken by a group of community members, including at least two elected band councillors — Melba Thomas and Mark Hill — were in response to drug paraphernalia found by parents on the schools playground. Community members suspected the drug materials were coming from the home and met with police and elected councillors through the week to come up with a solution.
In the interest of student safety IL Thomas Principal Joe Restoule posted a message to the schools Facebook page and says the school will be closed on Monday.

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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