Drug Detection Canine

To deter students from bringing illegal substances to campus, LAHS will utilize detection canines to detect the presence of contraband on campus, specifically, in communal areas, classrooms, lockers and vehicles. The detection canine searches will be random and the canine will not be used to search students. The detection canines are very friendly, non-aggressive retrieving breeds. They are trained to discriminate specific“scents” of contraband items and passively indicate the area where the scent is detected. If an illegal substance is detected and found, appropriate disciplinary action will be initiated. The goal of this program is to deter unwanted contraband on campus and provide a school atmosphere that is conducive to learning while minimizing the safety and security concerns associated with the presence of illegal narcotics, alcohol, weapons and prescription medications.