Police conduct proactive canine search of Huron High School on Wednesday

Huron Township canine unit (courtesy photo)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Feb. 23, 2022

Huron Township Police and Wayne County Sheriff’s Canine Unit conducted a proactive search within Huron High School in New Boston on Wednesday morning.

According to police, school administration was not made aware of the planned search until this morning.

The search was not in response to any particular incident or ongoing problem within the schools, police said.

The search was focused on the lockers, and students were not searched.

During the search, an announcement was sent out to high school parents by Principal Megan O’Brien, advising them of the search.

Principal O’Brien also made an announcement over the PA system for teachers to conduct a lock down of the school.

Police say this was done to ensure that students would not exit their classroom, and to check the thoroughness of the high school safety protocol in the event of a critical incident

All student restrooms, the athlete bag room, and locker rooms were searched during the operation.

Upon completion of the sweep, there were several lockers that were alerted by the canines.

A search of each locker was conducted by school staff and nothing illegal was located.

In addition to the sweep for illegal narcotics, two canines certified in locating explosives also participated in the search.

“Our goal, as always, is to be proactive rather than reactive in an effort to keep our students safe,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“A lot of credit should go to the Superintendent, School Board, Principals, Athletic Director, Teachers, Secretaries, and all other staff that work in the Huron School District. Together, they do all they can to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students.”

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