3:38 AM EDT, June 11, 2013
IMPERIAL — Frank Wright Middle School is experiencing heightened security as indications that a weapon could be brought to campus were found in graffiti, a district official confirmed.
The graffiti was found in the girls’ restroom.
The school is working closely with Imperial Police and additional security personnel are at the school, said Imperial Unified School District Superintendent Lisa Tabarez who explained activities such as the eighth-graders’ swim party and an award ceremony were expected to continue as planned.
“We are looking for information right now about the person who did the graffiti,” Tabarez said and asked parents and students to be extra vigilant about suspicious behavior.
Any person with information on supposed threats can contact Frank Wright Middle School at 760-355-3240 or the district’s office at 760-355-3200.
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Thirty-two pounds of methamphetamine found at port
CALEXICO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a woman after finding about $384,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle she was driving at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Sunday afternoon.
Around 1:30 p.m., a canine unit alerted to a grey 2005 Ford Freestyle as the driver waited for inspection, and the vehicle was referred to secondary inspection.
Further examination led to the discovery of 32 wrapped packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a non-factory compartment under the center console. The packages had a combined weight of 32 pounds.
The driver, a 45-year-old female Mexican citizen and resident of Mexicali, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for further processing and later transported to Imperial County jail.
CBP seized the vehicle and drugs.
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