By J. PATRICK PEPPER
DEARBORN — Police on Friday conducted a schoolwide drug search during a regularly scheduled disaster drill at Dearborn High School.
Dearborn Public Schools spokesman David Mustonen said the sweep, which was conducted using narcotic-sniffing dogs, came up negative.
“We are happy to report that police found no illegal drugs during the sweep,” Mustonen said.
According to Mustonen, the district and Police Department have collaborated on such drug-busting sweeps for several years. The sweeps are planned randomly and usually take place about once a year at high schools. The arrangement has proven beneficial for the district and department, Mustonen said.
“(Drug sweeps) really are an opportunity to show the students we mean business when it comes to drugs in our schools,” he said. “But at the same time, it allows police a chance to get in some more work with their dogs.”