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Gurnee school clean of contraband after random search

Updated: June 5, 2013 6:11AM

Woodland Middle School in Gurnee went on a soft lockdown Friday morning, May 3, as police and canine units searched the school for contraband, coming up with nothing.

Principal Scott Snyder said the drill was a pro-active step to ensure the school remains safe and drug free.

“Canine units from Gurnee and other area law enforcement agencies conducted a search of the school for drugs,” he said, starting around 9:50 a.m., which included a systematic search of hallways, restrooms, lockers.

“The search lasted approximately 35 minutes and I am happy to report that no drugs or contraband were found,” he said.

In a soft lockdown, students must remain in the classroom.

“I appreciate your support of random school searches such as the one conducted today as an additional means of keeping our school and your children safe,” Snyder said in an email sent to parents.

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