A routine, random drug dog scan was performed at North Harford Middle School today, March 5th.
The scan, done as part of the school system’s commitment to keeping illicit drugs out of the schools, was accomplished using a canine under the direction of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
The scan involved 375 lockers being sniffed by the dog. The 20-minute scan –supervised by three Sheriff’s Deputies, one drug dog, one administrator from the school, and the school system’s Coordinator of Safety and Security – produced one alert with no controlled dangerous substances.
I would welcome this at the school’s in Bel Air. We need to care enough about our kids that this is a preventitive not a violation of our privacy. If we are going to keep our kids clean we need help from the community, schools and anyone willing to help.
I for one am thrilled to hear this is happening anywhere in the area.
Sinne Cal says
Drug scans are done in all Harford County middle and high schools. I have no idea how often they are conducted, but the scans are often reported in the local paper.