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Robbinsville, NJ 08691
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Lt. Michael Polaski
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (Nov. 18, 2016) – At approximately 9:15 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 the Robbinsville Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Mercer County Narcotics Task Force, conducted a random drug search of Robbinsville High School using several K9 units, including one from Robbinsville.
No arrests were made.
"The search was limited in scope because we wanted to keep the disruption of day-to-day school operations to a minimum,'' RPD Chief Chris Nitti said. "Although nothing of consequence was found during this particular search, the students are now on notice going forward that illicit narcotics activity will not be tolerated in our schools."
The operation was approved by school administrators and the Robbinsville Township Board of Education as a deterrent to illegal activity in a school setting.
The K9 search included, but was not limited to, any items housed in school lockers. During the search, students and faculty were locked down in secure areas and classrooms.
Robbinsville High Principal Molly C. Avery sent a letter to all parents via email this morning informing them of the operation.
“The RPD, the Robbinsville School District and the County Narcotics Task Force are committed to a safe, drug-free environment, especially in our schools,’’ Chief Nitti said. “There has been an uptick in narcotics activity in the school district, which is why each of the groups involved with this prescheduled, coordinated effort felt it was necessary to conduct this operation at this time.”