K-9 units search schools for drugs
Northwest Wisconsin K-9 units converged on Superior High School and Superior Middle School Monday for training. The dogs and their handlers performed a walk-through of both buildings, checking lockers for illegal substances, according to Capt. Chad La Lor of the Superior Police Department.
Superior Police do a drug sweep at SHS once every school year, he said. With so many lockers to check, it helps to involve other agencies, including some from Minnesota. Such walk-throughs have been "hit and miss" in the past, according to La Lor. At times, small amounts of marijuana have been found.
He said that K-9 sweeps have been conducted before at SMS, but there is a heightened sense of awareness of activity there following a December incident when a middle school student was reportedly selling cocaine on a school bus. He noted that the school walk-throughs were not in response to that incident, but rather a regular quarterly training for area K-9 units.