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Hingham High conducts drug search

Posted by dinouye  November 10, 2011 10:29 AM

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By Globe Staff

Hingham High School was locked down this morning, while administrators, Hingham police officers, and canine units from neighboring law enforcement agencies conducted a search for drugs in the parking lot, the lockers and some classrooms, according to an announcement from Principal Paula Girouard-McCann.

This sweep lasted from about 9:20 to 10:10 a.m., and during this time, the entire school went into a lockdown, the school said.

Students were required to stay in their classrooms and students in the hallway are taken into the nearest classroom. All doors are locked while teachers continued to teach. The sweep of the parking areas and building was concluded by 10:10. The lockdown ended at that time and students went to their next class.

The announcement did not say whether any drugs were found today. School and police officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

In a similar sweep this past May, two students were found with marijuana and issued civil citations. At that time, Girourd-McCann said the sweep was conducted to send the message that the high school must remain drug-free.


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