Unannounced Drug Searches Conducted At Bradley County Schools

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Unannounced drug searches were conducted Tuesday by the Bradley County Sheriff's Department at Bradley Central High School and GOAL Academy.  The searches were coordinated by Lieutenant Julie Quinn of the Sheriff's Department with assistance from the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Three dogs from the canine unit were utilized to search the campuses as well as vehicles in the parking lots.

This was a planned effort by Bradley County Schools and the Bradley County Sheriff's Department.  "I appreciate the cooperation from Sheriff Ruth and officers of the Sheriff's Department as well the Criminal Justice System," said Johnny McDaniel, director of Bradley County Schools.

The search resulted in no illegal substances and no prescription drugs being found at Bradley Central High School. No arrests were made at Bradley Central.  

"To insure the safety and well-being of our students we regularly check our school and do not tolerate drugs on campus," said Todd Shoemaker, principal of Bradley Central High School.  "The administration of Bradley Central would like to thank the agencies for their cooperation and professionalism in this exercise."

At GOAL Academy, the Bradley County Sheriff's Department found drug paraphernalia in a student vehicle.  The student was arrested by the department on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.  

"I appreciate that the Sheriff's Department is very thorough in the search of our campus," said Kyle Page, principal at GOAL Academy. "We are committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free campus."

"This search is a commitment by Bradley County Schools to provide a safe learning environment for all our students," said Mr. McDaniel.  "Our principals are very diligent in their efforts to provide a quality education for our students in a safe environment.  I appreciate the good work of Principal Shoemaker and the assistant principals at Bradley Central, as well as Mr. Page and his staff at GOAL Academy."

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