K-9s Perform Search, Part of Safety & Security

K-9 Units Perform Drug Search as Part of Safety and Security
Posted on 04/12/2018
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photo of K-9 dog searching locker baysThere are many different components included in the safety and security protocols at Lakota Schools. In addition to the safety drills practiced throughout the school year, periodically our partners at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office bring in K-9 units to perform drug searches at the high schools and in the student parking lots.


Seven K-9 units searched Lakota East High school on April 11. Lakota West was searched earlier this school year. While the searches are conducted, the schools are placed on internal lockdowns, meaning students remain in their classes while the units search the locker bays and student parking lots. During this time, teachers continue with their lesson plans as usual. The lockdown is announced just prior to the start of the search.


“The safety of our students and staff is the number one priority at Lakota. Our district safety protocols have many layers,” said Superintendent Matthew Miller. “Ensuring that our schools are drug-free is another component to keeping our kids safe.”


No drugs were found during either high school search this year.