Police found drugs, alcohol and some other contraband during a K-9 search Monday morning at River Hill High School, according to the school's principal.
Bottle rockets, a hunting knife, a can of beer, marijuana paraphernalia and over-the-counter medications were found as a result of the search, Principal Nicholas Novak reported in an email to parents.
"...the administration, teachers, staff and police department remain committed to providing a drug and alcohol-free educational environment," Novak said. "We also appreciate your efforts as well to keep your child drug and alcohol-free."
One of the students singled out in the drug scan told administrators that the items found were from a party this past weekend, Novak said.
The principal encouraged parents whose children want to attend parties to call the parents hosting the gathering beforehand and ask these questions:
- Do they know a party is happening?
- Will the parents be there?
- How many people are attending?
- What are they doing to ensure the event is drug and alcohol-free?
Monday's search was prescheduled, according to the Howard County Police Department, which reported it was not clear whether charges would be filed.
Earlier in the month, a search of a student's vehicle at Long Reach High School uncovered two knives. Police were called to the school after rumors of a fight spread.