Sag Harbor Superintendent Pushes For Drug-Sniffing Dogs

SAG HARBOR, NY (CBSNewYork) – Drug-sniffing dogs have been successfully used at school districts on Long Island.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Now, Sag Harbor superintendent Dr. John Gratto said he is pushing for drug sniffing dogs to be brought in a few times per year to Pierson High School to check students’ lockers for drugs.

“We found that the students reported that the school does provide effective programs and services to help them understand the perils of drug and alcohol use. Yet, at the same time, about 70 percent of the students reported that they use drugs or alcohol,” Gratto told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

He says it will be a proactive and preventative initiative to help prevent drug use.

He also says it will keep his school safe.

The school board will vote on the measure on February 6.

Dr. Gratto said the police department will bring the dogs into the school for free.

Do you like Gratto’s idea? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • Jeff Benson

    First wave of K9s’ through the schools, EOD K9s’ that seek-out wired lockers.

    Second wave of K9s’ through the schools, Narcotics K9s’.

    Students, you will lose to the K9s’, it’s not worth losing.

    Don’t drink & use drugs, also not on school property.

  • jay

    Scott must be one of them, lets find out who the delinquents are and ask there parents to come in for a drug test. I will never forget the dad who told me how he told his son not to smoke that crap, in the mean time his mom had stopped by the day before to tell me how there sons dad smokes it everyday. Some real power of examples out there! God help our children because they dont always get it from home.

  • truth

    really??? 70% of students used drugs??? is that a real number or did the students exaggerate??

    • Scott

      The numbers where obviously inflated to accomadate superintendent Dr. John Gratto’s desire for bi-annual searches. How else is he going to get this approved. What a liar.

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