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K-9 unit conducts narcotics sweep of some schools

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted a narcotics/contraband interdiction sweep of Wakulla High School, Riversprings Middle School, Wakulla Middle School, and COAST Charter School Friday, Nov. 8 as part of a continuing partnership between the WCSO and the school district.

The Wakulla High School sweep included the student and teacher parking areas by a K-9 drug interdiction unit. Only a small amount of marijuana was discovered at Wakulla High School and the narcotic was located on the ground outside the facility. It had been on the ground for a long period of time.

Lockers were checked at COAST and the middle schools. Some firearm ammunition was located in a student vehicle at Wakulla High School, but no arrests were made. A popular student hangout near the high school was also searched using the K-9 unit. No illegal narcotics were discovered. More than 140 vehicles were swept by the K-9 in the operation.

“The main goal is to ensure student safety,” said Wakulla Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce. “We want the students to also understand the impact that illegal drugs can have on their life, health and potential future. This is not designed to be a ‘gotcha’ moment.”

Superintendent Pearce added that the school district and sheriff’s office share a great spirit of helping students succeed and the searches ensure a safe learning environment at all levels.

“We will continue with our ongoing partnership with the school district and we are also committed to keeping our students safe and providing a positive learning environment at school,” said Sheriff Charlie Creel. “We will be conducting another narcotics and contraband sweep later in the school year.”

 

 

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