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School and police officials explain student drug searches

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Stan Stricker
June 3, 2009

A week ago, police dogs searched close to 500 cars in the student parking lots of Janesville's two high schools.


Even though the police dog's hit on more than a dozen cars, no drugs were found. Some parents are questioning the methods used. School District Safety Coordinator Mat Haeger tells WCLO's Stan Milam Show the searches are school board policy. They are intended to help maintain a safe environment for students. When questioned about the searches of student cars after police dogs "hit" on the air around them, Deputy Police Chief Steve Kopp said the practice has been well tested in court.


He adds the dogs are very reliable, and suggests parents take notice of the result.



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