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Hartselle Enquirer

Brewer in ‘modified lockdown’ for drug search

Brewer High School has gone into “modified lockdown” this morning for a routine drug search using K-9s from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and the Decatur Police Department, according to Morgan County School Superintendent Bill Hopkins.

The reason for the lockdown was to prevent students from being bitten by the dogs, Hopkins said.

“The dogs that the Sheriff’s Department uses have a tendency to bite,” Hopkins said. “So we decided to go into a modified lockdown, which means that we’re clearing the hallways of students.”

Hopkins said he’s fielded a number of calls about the lockdown this morning. In the past, Hopkins said the school system has used a private company to search the classrooms in the past.

“That company had dogs that didn’t bite,” Hopkins said. “So we didn’t have to go into lockdown, but we just couldn’t take a chance with a student getting bitten.”

Hopkins said he didn’t know if the K-9s found any drugs this morning.

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