STANFORD - Drug dogs swept the halls and parking lot of Lincoln County High School Tuesday morning as students waited in classrooms, their book bags and wallets placed in the hall.
A state police K-9 unit did the search using two specially trained golden retrievers.
Head Principal Ty Howard said the school went into code blue during the sweep, a security measure that kept students in classrooms and teachers monitoring the hallways as the dogs sniffed lockers and book bags. The search took almost an hour.
"They hit on some things, but who knows what it was," said Howard. "We didn't find anything, thank goodness."
Howard said the dogs could have been indicating the presence of drugs after smelling drug residue on clothing.
While some people envision drug dogs as terse German shepherds, Howard said the golden labs used in the sweep were non-threatening and friendly.
"They were super; they were so docile. You could go up and pet them," he said.