St. Joseph's School
Seattle, WA
17 Oct. 1996

School Announcements

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Neighborhood Alert

We have received a report that a man with the following description grabbed the arm of a high school girl a couple of blocks from our school. He is about 5'8", thin, African-American, short haired, has some facial hair, wearing dirty jeans, dark blue or black shirt, shoes that don't match, may wear a bandanna. Please remind your children to be especially careful, walk in pairs or groups and stay away from strangers.

Drug Tattoo Alert. A form of tatto called "Blue Star" is being sold to school children. It is a small piece of paper containing a blue star. They are the size of a pencil eraser and each star is soaked with LSD. The drug is absorbed through the skin simply by handling the paper. There are also brightly colored paper tattoos resembling postage stamps that have pictures of Superman, Mickey Mouse, clowns, Disney characters, Bart Simpson, butterflies, etc. If your child gets any of the above, do not handle them. The tattoos are known to react quickly and some are laced with strychnine.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week (October 24-30) is a national drug awareness program designed to help children say "yes" to health and "no" to drugs. To mark the occasion St. Joe's has scheduled assemblies and daily classroom activities. Look for and ask your student for information which will be handed out. It is our intention to provide the students with both knowledge and tools for avoiding drug usage.

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