NHS drug search turns up nothing

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 30, 1999

Three drug dogs left Natchez High School disappointed Friday afternoon.

After an hour-long search, the dogs did not find any drugs on the campus.

&uot;We have good kids,&uot;&160;said Superintendent Carl Davis.

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The Natchez Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department participated in the search Davis nicknamed &uot;Operation Bulldog.0&uot;

During the operation, the dogs searched all vehicles, classrooms, lockers and book bags on campus, while the students attended a pep rally.

&uot;We believe no drugs or alcohol should be in this facility,&uot; Davis said.

The dogs also searched vehicles and desks belonging to teachers and staff, Davis said.

Davis said he hopes the drill sends a message to the campus.

&uot;I just want the kids and everyone to know we are going to be doing this on a regular basis,&uot;&160;Davis said. &uot;We want all the kids to know there will be no drugs at Natchez High School.&uot;

This is the first drug search at the high school this year.

If the search had found anyone with drugs among their possessions, the suspects would have been arrested, Davis said.

None of the students or school staff, including the most of the administration, had prior knowledge of the search. The members of the school board knew a search was pending, but even they did not know what date it would take place, Davis said.