Police K9 units from throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island assisted the Ledyard Police Department and the Ledyard Board of Education in a pre-planned drug search, which netted several alerts and one seizure of marijuana at the high school Tuesday.
Administrators, faculty, staff and students practiced the school's lockdown procedure while police officers and police dogs conducted a sweep of the locker areas for illicit drugs.
The drug search is the only one the school has had in recent memory.
“The whole event very well,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Graner, of the 35-minute drill. “The lockdown procedures were reinforced in light of all the recent security concerns.”
The K9 sweep resulted in the identification of one locker with marijuana, said Graner.
“That student responsible for the drugs was given disciplinary consequences in accordance with Board policy.”
There were 12 K9 units with handlers from Ledyard, East Lyme, Groton Town, Stonington, Waterford, Westerly, Vernon, Bloomfield, and Suffield. Graner said parents were notified of the drill through the school messenger system.