January 20, 2018

Satirical “News Article” Removed From D.A.R.E. Website

Posted on May 9, 2015 by in Bulletins, Spotlight

In addition to posts of original content, we re-post on the D.A.R.E. website articles of interest to our stakeholders. Our news-feed service provides us with access to approximately 4,400-4,500 news stories per month. On March 30, 2015, we re-posted a story entitled “Edible Marijuana Kills 9 in Colorado and 12 at Coachella”. The article in question was attributed to Haywood Bynum III with topekanews.com cited as the site of original publication.

On May 4, 2015, it was brought to our attention that the article in question was not a true news story, but a “satire”. The article was removed from the D.A.R.E. website.