Drug scans at Edgewood High, Harford Tech produce no illegal substances

November 01, 2011|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Routine, random drug dog scans were conducted in student lockers and parking lots at Edgewood High and Harford Technical High schools Tuesday.

No illegal drugs or tobacco products were found, according to Harford County Public Schools.

The scans were accomplished using a canine under the direction of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, according to a school system press release.

At Edgewood High, the parking lot scan involved 20 cars in the school's parking lot being sniffed by the dog, according to the release.

The 25-minute scan lasted from 9:05 to 9:30 a.m. and was supervised by two sheriff's deputies, one drug dog, two administrators from the school and the school system's coordinator of safety and security. The scan resulted in two alerts that produced no controlled dangerous substances or tobacco.

The Edgewood High building scan involved 268 lockers being sniffed. The 40-minute scan resulted in two alerts that produced no controlled dangerous substances or tobacco.

At Harford Tech, the building scan involved 300 lockers being sniffed by the dog during a 10-minute period from 9:30 to 9:40 a.m. and produced no alerts, according to the school system. The scan was supervised by four Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, one drug dog, one school administrator and the coordinator of safety and security.

The parking lot scan involved 20 cars being sniffed. The 15-minute scan also resulted in no alerts, the school system said.

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