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Laurel Middle School briefly locked down for drug-dog search

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:26-04

LAUREL- Laurel Middle School was in lockdown for 20 minutes Wednesday morning as drug dogs entered the building, Superintendent Linda Filpula said Wednesday evening.

The lockdown lasted from 9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m., and no drugs were found at the school at 725 Washington Ave., Filpula said. No students were in danger, she said.

The unannounced, random search is conducted a two to three times year, and students are typically told a drill is being conducted and they aren’t to leave, she said.

“It’s just part of our normal procedures to keep students safe,” Filpula said.

The drug dogs are coordinated by the Laurel schools resource officer, she said.