Drug canines search two Fairborn schools

By Amanda Crowe acrowe@civitasmedia.com

April 22, 2014

FAIRBORN — Two Fairborn City School buildings were placed on lock-down Wednesday morning for planned drug searches.

In partnership with the City of Fairborn Police Department, drug canines visited Baker Middle School between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and Fairborn High School between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. There were no drugs or contraband recovered at either location.

“This was a planned drug search,” said FHS Principal Gene Lolli. “This did not have anything to do with our prom as this was planned for some time. I am very happy to report that nothing was found during the search.”

According to district officials, this procedure occurs at different times during the year as part of a normal protocol to keep students and staff safe.

“There was never any emergency and that was made clear to the students when the lock-down was announced,” Lolli said. “Parents will be informed as that will come from the board office. So far we have had only one parent who called in to ask if we were on lock-down.”

The Central Office has placed information about the lock-down on the district website and information will be shared with parents.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Beavercreek Police Department, Wright State University Police, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Huber Heights Police Department, Trotwood Police Department and Springfield Police Department shared their resources for the search process.

“We are very thankful that nothing was found at our middle school or high school,” said Superintendent Dave Scarberry. “We will continue to do drug canine visits at different times during the year to keep our schools safe. I appreciate the cooperation of all local agencies to assist with this effort to work together and the outstanding efforts of our School Resource Officer (SRO) Bill Titley for his leadership and expertise in keeping our children safe.”

If any student or parent has knowledge or specific information about drugs or contraband in the schools, they are encouraged to contact the Fairborn Police Department immediately.