One K-9 unit from the Canton Police Department assisted in checking lockers in the designated hallway. The K-9 was not used to search people or students.
The 30-minute drug check was an exercise in providing a collaborative and proactive approach between the school administrators and the police department, according to a news release issued that day.
Police Chief Stephan Wilder issued the release, saying:
Our goal was to successfully locate and remove drugs from the school, to help ensure the safety of the students and staff with minimal disruption to the learning environment.
The school was placed under“lockdown," while staff continued their regular classroom activities. Students were not permitted to leave their classrooms during that time.
Police found no drugs. Any drugs found would have been confiscated and the person responsible would have to answer to school administrators as well as face criminal prosecution.
Police also had conducted a random drug sweep at Hoover High in January of this year, searching the entire school for drugs. They also found nothing then.
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