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Two Amity Students Arrested on Drug Charges

Woodbridge police say school security observed a drug transaction on school grounds.


Two Amity High School students — a 17-year-old and and an 18-year-old — were arrested in relation to an alleged drug transaction on school grounds.

In a report released late last week, Woodbridge Police said the arrests stem from an incident that took place at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 11, when school security observed two students acting suspicious. "Both students were stopped and one was found to be in possession of prescription narcotics, which he had just purchased from the other student," police said.

The 17-year-old, whose named was not released, was charged with possession of narcotics and was scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Jan. 25.

The 18-year-old, Christopher Malerba of Bethany, was arrested on Jan. 30 on an outstanding warrant charging him with sale of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. During the alleged transaction, Malerba was found to be in possession of a marijuana smoking pipe, police said.

He was released on a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Feb. 8.

Marie February 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM
We receive a email about a fight that occurs, but not a drug arrest? One has to ask what exactly is considered a priority in communicating information to parents?
john February 12, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Marie, if they gave us ALL the information on every incident the parents might think (REALIZE) Amity has a drug issue. So much easier to put your head in the sand (snow) then to actually deal with a situation that has our children engaging in unsafe behavior.
Raymond F. Kulka February 12, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Is this the result of our outrageous educaion budget? What type of values and personal responsibilities are taught to the student population? Hmmmm...Whose name is on the perscription container? Just how will the Amity administration spin this to avoid responsibility.
Taxpayer February 12, 2013 at 04:28 PM
How is it the Amity admin responsibility if these looser students decide to fight or do drugs. It is their responsibility to enforce rules. I would suggest they throw these kids out of school for good. Send them to work at Wac-Arnolds (MacDonalds) now becasue that is their future.
Mara Dalrymple February 12, 2013 at 06:44 PM
After getting bashed by several residents just 3 days ago, my ending comment was "there will be more arrests" Tsk..tsk ..tsk oh what a web we've weaved. Yep the Amity Admin is doing a WONDERFUL job.
Bob L February 12, 2013 at 07:14 PM
How would you handle the drug/fighting issues SETH?? You seem to have all of the answers...
JaneHill February 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Seth/Stacy/Gladys Kravitz-your parenting skills do not go beyond on four year olds. Your children will grow up, but peer preasure is very strong. You can only hope they never get in trouble (Your influence will be limited then). If you can do better, get involved and run for office. Don't hide behind your facade bullying people.
Mara Dalrymple February 13, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Sir, We need Amity to go back to some basic old school rules. Sugar coating don't work. Parents in our community are doing a fantastic job with covering up these kids troubles. Old school parenting WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE lets get that clear. School officials are not challenging these kids, are they scared? if so they need retraining. How is one considered a great teacher by being in a non challenged school system. Teachers considered great are the ones that are challenged in the most diverse setting with all odds against them. I,m afraid many of our Amity students are plain old spoiled. Mommy and Daddy will be at the courthouse explaining how their kids are not like the others.
JaneHill February 13, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Dear Seth/Stacy/Gladys Kravitz- Your post on facebook-cops were on my road at 2pm yesterday when we returned from our playdate...I couldn't even be bothered to do much more than laugh my ass off....these high school "kids" who want to act like they know it all are really out of control...Amity... News again today-Hamden Hall is in the newspaper for philanthropic students:http://orange.patch.com/articles/two-amity-students-arrested-on-drug-charges It's no wonder I opt for private education. You neglected to say that the fire department and an ambulance were there, that it was a medical emergencay and they transported a young person to the hospital. If you think that is something to laugh you ass off about, you are a terrible person. This world need less people like you!
pete February 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Joe you are right. Want to solve the fighting and drug problem? SIMPLE ! Zero tolerance!!!!! Expel these kids on their first offense and you are on the way.
Joanne S. February 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Instead of complaining, it might be better to go find a better school district!! If you can!
pete February 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM
No better school system then Amity in the state. Always highly ranked. Just look at the ratings. Period.
Mara Dalrymple February 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM
Pete. I love OUR district but you are 100% WRONG on Amity HS being the best school system. The CT SCHOOL DIGGER is completely misleading. As i have repeatably said it is a smoke screen ranking of Amity HS which is of only 10th grade CAPT tests. Go search the 2012 US news report on the best HSs in CT and Amity is RANKED 50th, yes 50th along with Ansonia. You see there is a wide range of things they look at, like college readiness and many other things that would blow your mind as to where we stand. Fairfield county schools seem to be consistent in getting Gold ribbon awards as to being in the top group of best schools in the country. Pete, they must be doing something right. I'm retired now but i spent 18 yrs doing study's on rural, urban, inner city and private schools. My job was to suggest inform, guide and take all the successes from the better schools and inject it in the non performing schools. Amity's school board is blind they really think they have a flawed system.
Mara Dalrymple February 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Here's the link http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/connecticut/rankings I hope all the Amity HS and Middle school parents come to the next school board meeting by the bus loads. You need to demand for better. Ask why are you paying all these taxes, ask why is Amity loosing kids to private schools with worst academics than Amity. Academic curriculum needs to improve and the kids will improve, somebody's asleep at the wheel Mr Brady.
Sarah J February 14, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Seth - Follow the money - Really, Fairfield County?? Dig a bit deeper there buddy...follow the money...there is a reason they always get the positive ink....another person blinded by money....
John Delvecchio February 14, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Seth??? move away....find a happier place for you
Mara Dalrymple February 14, 2013 at 01:16 PM
John, my two kids went through the Amity HS successfully and are all grown in their 30s doing well thank you. This is the stubbornness the district has now. There is always room for improvement. Excellent schools means higher property values, quality of life and LESS arrests of students. In a nutshell, it starts at school. To you Sarah, you need to carefully look at the link for the US news best schools in CT. Three of those schools in the top 10 are located in Hartford, with a median household waaaay less than Amity. Money is not the issue, in fact that is so very far from the fact, again we cannot sugar coat it.Intervention with the police is soooo very wrong from school officials, it just shows their disconnection with student and parents.
Rocky February 14, 2013 at 04:33 PM
If they don't call the Police, who should they call? The parents who can't discipline their own kids?

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