Palos Verdes Police Bored, Consider Bringing Drug-Sniffing Dogs To Local High School
Palos Verdes High School is considering bringing a drug-sniffing dog in once a week with the hopes of preventing kids from bringing in illegal substances, reports the Daily Breeze.
The idea will be presented to parents at a meeting tonight. Principal Chris Bowles received the go-ahead from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified school board to explore the possibility recently. However much support it has among administrators, though, the proposition seems to be apropos of nothing. According to the Daily Breeze:
Though [school board President Dora] de la Rosa said there was an "anecdotal perception" among parents that drugs were becoming more prevalent at Palos Verdes High, Bowles said the dog concept wasn't developed in response to any particular or perceived increase in drug abuse. "The last thing I'm going to infer is that our school has a drug problem that's different from any other district or any other school," Bowles said.
Police Chief Dan Dreiling said he was "delighted" by the idea. He called the department's new drug-sniffing dog, which just recently completed its training, "our most potent tool for curbing possession."