Police didn't find any drugs when they conducted a random drug sweep at Wednesday.
The brought in several K-9 units and worked with North Canton City School administration and conducted the random multi-jurisdictional sweep of the entire building, according to a news release from the police department.
The 30-minute canine sweep involved detailed planning to provide a collaborative and proactive approach between the school administrators and the police department, according to the news release. The 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 in a “lockdown” procedure. Staff were able to carry on with their regular classroom activities during that time, but no students were permitted outside the classrooms. K-9s were not used to search people or students.
There were four K-9 alerts on student lockers. No contraband was found. Any drugs found would have been confiscated and the person responsible for it would have been dealt with administratively and could face criminal prosecution.
Police worked with K-9 units from following law enforcement agencies: Canton Police Department, Brimfield Police Department, Navarre Police Department, Massillon Police Department and the Tuscarawas County Sheriff.