Arlee Head Start School Shut Down After Traces of Meth Found

About 35 children attend the school

By Dillon Tabish

ARLEE — A Head Start school in Arlee has been shut down after officials found traces of a drug and drug paraphernalia.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes spokesman Rob McDonald says an unused pipe was found in the Early Child Service center’s laundry room on Jan. 14.

McDonald says traces of methamphetamine were subsequently found in the building and tests confirmed the drug on Wednesday.

About 35 children attend the school.

Officials say the building will be closed while it is thoroughly cleaned. It could take up to a month.

Police are investigating.

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