Unusual message on stress posted outside Agawam H.S.

It's probably not a typical holiday message

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – If you’ve driven by Agawam High School this week you may have seen an unusual message written on the sign outside the school.

22News shot video of the sign after we were notified by a surprised Feeding Hills resident. The sign read: “1 reason for using drugs. Stress.” It’s probably not a typical holiday message you’d expect to see outside a school.

Feeding Hills resident Ed White said, “I couldn’t believe it. I had to turn around and go back and read it again. I think it’s totally irresponsible to have a sign out there like that. Being in recovery myself.”

Agawam Superintendent William Sapelli told 22News the sign was intended to let people know that drug use increases with stress, and they’re trying to raise awareness about stress around the holidays.

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