POMEROY — In a continuous effort to ensure the safety and security of students and staff, a surprise comprehensive K-9 unit search was conducted Wednesday morning at Meigs High School and Meigs Middle School.
Meigs Local Superintendent Rusty Bookman reported that both schools were vacated while a targeted drug search took place. It was a collaborative effort of law enforcement divisions in the area and state.
The event was planned by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, the Meigs County Juvenile Court and the Meigs Local School District.
Twelve K-9 units from around the area and state supported the effort. The units involved were from the Parkersburg W.Va. Police Department; the Wood County W.Va. Sheriff’s office; the Jackson County, W.Va. Sheriff’s Office; the Springfield Police Department; the Ohio State Highway Patrol; the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office; the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office; the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office; the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Meigs County Sheriff’s Office special officer, Steve Heater.
Bookman reported that the comprehensive search found both buildings to be free of illegal substances.