PETTY drug dealing at school front doors in Motril was reduced by 85 per cent during last year.
Data was released by the Local Truancy Commission, which holds a meeting every half a year to analyse the issues that affect the education community of the town and is presided over by the mayor of the town, Luisa Garcia Chamorro.
In total, 20 cases of petty drug dealing were registered during the same period of the previous year, while only three have occurred so far this year, explained the mayor.
Since the academic year started in September, 120 secondary school students have taken part in truancy, 35 in primary school and 10 in kindergarten.
“Our priority for this course is to analyse each family to solve the root problem that causes truancy,” said Ms Chamorro, who added that Local Police has reinforced its presence in school areas.