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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Random drug sweep part of training at high school

  • Wellington police ran a "routine sweep" at Wellington High School Wednesday morning using the city's drug dog.

    Wellington Police Chief Stacy Heath said his department was conducting training, and "conducted a random sweet of high school property."
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  • By James Jordan
    Wellington police ran a "routine sweep" at Wellington High School Wednesday morning using the city's drug dog.
    Wellington Police Chief Stacy Heath said his department was conducting training, and "conducted a random sweet of high school property."
    Heath said no drugs were found.
    School officials said they have not done this type thing in a few years, and decided to when contacted by police.
    Heath said the basic training was part of reviewing the lockdown procedures.
    Assistant Superintendent Larry Voth said the schools use to do random drug searches at times.
    "It gave police a chance to train and gave the school the opportunity to practice its lockdown procedure," Voth said.
    Students were not allowed to leave the building, and they were not allowed to use their cell phones during the operation.
    Voth said such sweeps, and practicing a lockdown procedure, is good preparation for an actual emergency.
    "We think it will make the schools have a safer environment overall," Voth said.
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