Two high school security guards have been charged with selling drugs to students just days after they started working at Clarkson Secondary School in Mississauga.

The Peel board began hiring security guards after teachers started withdrawing supervising duties outside of the classroom as part of job action protesting Bill 115.

Police say Michael Wisznieski, 20, and Kristijan  Rados, 19, both of Mississauga, were selling marijuana.

They’ve been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and breach of trust.

CityNews has learned that a student told his mother the guards were allegedly selling drugs. The mother called the school, who in turn contacted police.

The duo were arrested off school grounds.

“Off the school grounds, the officers performed a traffic stop, and during that traffic stop they observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The occupants were then arrested and the officers located a large amount of marijuana,” said Const. Erin Cooper.  

Carla Pereira of the Peel Board, said she believed standard screening processes were followed.

“My understanding and our board’s understanding is that they have safeguards in place. They do criminal record checks with all of their security personnel and that was done in this particular circumstance.”

The two guards have been replaced by guards from the same company. It’s not clear if the guards who were charged have been fired.

“It’s kind of scary that security guards are getting involved in that,” one student said. “They are supposed to protect us.”