Informational Message on K-9 Drug Scans in Support of Safe Schools
Updated Informational Message from Wicomico County Public Schools on K-9 Drug Scan at Five Schools Friday
Posted on 03/18/2016

Final update on today's K-9 search:

Dogs did alert for contraband during searches at several of the schools, and the investigation is ongoing. The scans were conducted thoroughly and professionally, and we appreciate everyone's cooperation.

Update:

This is a follow-up to the message earlier this morning from Wicomico County Public Schools. The K-9 drug scan of five schools that was conducted by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the school system has been completed. The instructional day has resumed at the five schools that were scanned – James M. Bennett High, Wicomico Middle, Mardela Middle and High, Pittsville Elementary and Middle, and Choices Academy. All went well during the scans, and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation. Thank you.


First message Friday morning:

Wicomico Schools Working with Wicomico County Sheriff's Office to Conduct K-9 Drug Scans Friday at Five Schools

This is an informational message for all Wicomico County Public School families and staff. This morning the school system is collaborating with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office to conduct K-9 scans for controlled dangerous substances at several schools. Scans such as this are done from time to time as part of ensuring that schools are safe and drug free. The scans are taking place at James M. Bennett High, Wicomico Middle, Mardela Middle and High, Pittsville Elementary and Middle, and Choices Academy. Students will be outside of the school buildings while the scans are taking place, and the instructional day will resume once the process is done. Please note that students cannot be signed out by parents at these schools while the scans are taking place. Thank you for your cooperation in support of safe schools.