Drug sweep made at WVHS; no illegal substances found
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Dec 09, 2012 | 933 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A drug sweep was conducted Friday at a local high school. Officials were pleased with the outcome.

Members of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, 10th District Drug Task Force and the Juvenile Court went to Walker Valley High School Friday morning. The search was coordinated by Lt. Julie Quinn of BCSO.

Dogs from the canine units of both agencies were utilized to search the campus as well as vehicles in the parking lots.

This was a planned effort by Bradley County Schools and the BCSO.

“I appreciate the cooperation from Sheriff (Jim) Ruth and deputies as well as the Criminal Justice System,” said Johnny McDaniel, director of Bradley County Schools.

“I also appreciate the assistance from Juvenile Court Judge Daniel Swafford and officers from the juvenile court who participated in today's search.”

The search resulted in no illegal substances or prescription drugs being found.

No arrests were made.

“We continue to teach our students to live healthy lives free from drug and alcohol abuse,”

McDaniel explained. “The search is a commitment by Bradley County Schools to maintain a safe learning environment for all our students. I would also like to thank Danny Coggin, principal at Walker Valley High School, as well as the assistant principals, for their diligent efforts to provide a quality education for the students in a safe environment at Walker Valley.

“The administration of Walker Valley High School thanks the agencies for their cooperation and their professionalism in this exercise,” Coggin said.

“The safety of our students is the reason we have this type of activity. We want to help ensure the safety of each and every student and adult on our campus.”