Anti-Drug assemblies canceled over Scientology link - 2017-05-16
Santa Monica High School has canceled a series of planned assemblies presented by The Foundation for a Drug-Free World after concerned parents learned of the non-profit's affiliation with the Church of Scientology.
The foundation had already conducted three assemblies for 9th and 10th grade students when the controversy reached a breaking point, causing the principal to cancel the next two assemblies in the series.
"Samohi principal Dr. Antonio Shelton fully vetted this organization and felt that it would be excellent for our students," Spokesperson Gail Pinsker told the Daily Press in a statement. "The presentations and materials do not have any reference or mention of Scientology, or else we would not be using this organization."