Dogs sniff for drugs at CC high school and middle school, as planned

Drug-sniffing dogs went through Charles City High School and Middle School today, as planned.

The plans to search lockers and backpacks for illegal drugs was announced back in April, according to a message posted today on the School district website. It includes a link to a letter to the public by Superintendent Anne Lundquist explaining the search and decision to collaborate with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

“The primary goal for doing so is to strengthen our partnership with law enforcement and maintain a healthy learning environment in our schools,” Lundquist said.

The dogs are experienced and have conducted searches in Waverly, Mason City, Rockford and Osage, Lundquist said.

“The recommendation that the district collaborate with Floyd County on this effort was brought forth through the Crisis Response and Life Safety Committee which I co-chai with Jerry Mitchell, Director of Operations,” she said. “This committee includes representatives from the Charles City
Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, school principals, and staff representatives.”

File photo of the Charles City Middle School entrance from this past winter.