A state police K-9 unit was brought in as part of a drug sweep at Port Chester High School Thursday, but no illegal substances were found.
“We’re hoping that the sweep will serve as a deterrent,” Superintendent Thomas Elliott said today.
Principal Mitchell Combs had sent a letter April 4 to parents warning against drug and alcohol use on campus, saying, “Recent discussions with students have revealed that students’ use of illegal substances is on the rise.”
The district opted for the pre-emptive search as part of increased surveillance and enforcement, according to a school press release. The K-9 unit, working in collaboration with Rye Brook police, checked “lockers and other locations where administrators believe drugs could be hidden.”
Students face disciplinary action if arrested for drug offenses on school grounds, according to the district. The superintendent may consider expelling any student convicted of possession with intent to sell.