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Canine to Patrol High School Full Time
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- A local school puts canine power to work to keep students safe.
Fairfield Senior High School will soon have a specially trained dog in the hallways to sniff out both drugs and guns. It's the first time the school will have a canine onsite full time.
It is a two-year-old German Shepherd named Naddi that will be trained to sniff out prescription and illegal drugs as well as guns and gunpowder.
The dog's primary school assignment is to keep students safe. The female dog will team up with security monitor, Randy Johnson and live with Johnson and his family. Both will begin training next week.
"This is a drug free zone for all kids, and we're not going to tolerate it in our schools. And allow our students to sit in a setting to learn, that is conducive to learning, that's safe from drugs."
The dog will cost the district 10,000 dollars. Five thousand dollars is coming from a federal grant. The district is trying to raise the rest of the money so no tax dollars will be used to pay for the dog.