Drug-sniffing Dogs to Visit St. Louis Area Schools

3 years 11 months 4 weeks ago December 03, 2012 Dec 3, 2012 Monday, December 03 2012 Monday, December 03, 2012 4:58:00 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Drug-sniffing dogs will become frequent visitors at high schools in St. Louis County's Parkway School District starting in January.

The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis report that county police will send a trained dog and handler twice a semester to sniff student lockers, hallways and student cars at all five high schools.

The searches will occur during or after school at no cost to the district.

Slightly more than a dozen other high schools or districts in St. Louis County have similar programs. Officials at Parkway say it's a preventive measure aimed at ensuring schools and campuses are drug-free.

 

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