On April 13, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office partnered with local agencies (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department) to conduct an unannounced, exhaustive drug and contraband search at the Grundy County High School.
We partnered with these agencies because we do not currently have a K-9 on staff. Hopefully, this can change in the months to come,” explained Sheriff Clint Shrum.
Six different dogs were used to search the entire campus, including the field house and alternative school. Several classrooms were checked at random as was the vocational area. Dogs alerted on six lockers and several vehicles. No drugs or contraband were found in the lockers. A single pill, suspected to be alprazolam, was found in a vehicle.
“We would like to thank the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department for partnering with Grundy County Schools to ensure that our schools are a safe place for the students of Grundy County. We are confident that the search results by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office are an accurate reflection of Grundy County High School’s administrative efforts,” said Kinsey.
Sheriff Shrum stated that searches such as this should reassure parents and the community. “The use of this many dogs assures the certainty and sanctity of the search being conducted. It should also ease parent’s minds that our children are just not a school running amuck and making illicit open drug deals in the hallways.”