This morning, at the district’s request, the Village of Goshen Police Department and New York State Police Department conducted a routine drug detection sweep at the C. J. Hooker Middle School and Goshen High School.
Police officers and four detection dogs entered Goshen High School at approximately 8:30 a.m. to search student lockers, common areas and gym lockers. There were no indications of narcotics at the high school.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., police officers performed a search of the same areas at C. J. Hooker Middle School with five detection dogs. There was an indication of narcotics at one common use gym locker. The locker was searched; no illegal substances were found, although it is likely that an illegal substance was once inside the locker. The gym lockers are not assigned to specific students and are also used by outside groups.
During the sweep, students and faculty were instructed to “hold-in-place” – to close their classroom doors and continue with regular instruction. There were no disruptions to the academic process.
District officials would like to thank the Village of Goshen Police Department and the New York State Police Department for their continued support of our students’ safety. The district plans to hold routine drug detection sweeps in the future.