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Surprise search yields no drugs at Oxford High



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November 17, 2010 - Good news for Oxford High and parents no illegal drugs were found on school property last week following an unannounced search of the premises.

OHS in conjunction with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department conducted a random drug search on Nov. 10.

Nine sheriff's deputies along with eight drug-sniffing canines spent about an hour-an-a-half inspecting the school's lockers, gym areas, common areas, restrooms and parking lots.

These specially-trained dogs are capable of detecting illicit substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and alcohol.

"The main purpose of this operation is to on a random basis provide a deterrent to minimize the presence of contraband items on school property," said Principal Mike Schweig.

Schweig reported that although the K-9 unit came up with "several hits," further inspection of the lockers and vehicles revealed that "no students were found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct or any civil laws."

"This type of success can be attributed to our ever vigilant faculty and staff as well as students, who continue to report any suspicious activity for further administrative review," Schweig noted. "As a result, we have been able to maintain a safer and healthier school environment."

The principal indicated OHS will be conducting more uannounced searches of this type in the future.

Editor C.J. Carnacchio

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