Lockdown drill held Feb. 21, at CCHS, CCMS

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The Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School held a lock down drill Wednesday, Feb. 21, to practice for emergency situations.

In conjunction with the drill, the Carrollton Police Department's K-9 units, and personnel from the school conducted a search for illegal drugs in the hallways and parking lots of each school, according to a CPD news release.

As a result of the search a 17-year-old male juvenile was charged for possession of marijuana that was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of the high school.

No other illegal drugs or weapons of any sort were found at either school.

The drill was started at around 8:15 a.m. at the high school and was finished at 9:30 a.m. The drill at the middle school was started at 9:50 a.m. and was concluded at 10:15 a.m.

“We do these drills regularly so that our students understand what to do in an emergency,” Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said in a news release from Carroll County Schools. “We understand that everyone is concerned about recent events in our state and in our nation. We take student safety seriously, and we are doing everything that we can to increase preparedness. We appreciate the help and guidance we received from the Carrollton Police Department today for these safety drills.”

The district regularly assesses the physical security of its schools and facilities, according to the CCS news release. This year, the district also added a school resource officer, CPD Officer Tim Gividen.

“In addition to what we are doing to ensure that students are safe, we also need help from parents and others in the community,” Oak said. “One of our primary goals is to keep parents informed about what is happening in our schools. To help us do that, please avoid spreading rumors on social media. If you have a question, please call one of our schools or the Carroll County Board of Education.”

The district also releases information on its website (carroll.kyschools.us) and Facebook page (Facebook.com/CarrollSchoolsK).

For more information, contact Carroll County Schools, (502) 732-7070, School Resource Officer Tim Gividen (502) 732-7075 or Carrollton Police Department, (502) 732-6621.