Canine search conducted at Riverside Brookfield High School

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department conducted a canine search at Riverside Brookfield High School during third period class time on Sept. 19, according to a news release from the school.

The search, which was conducted at random, was a collaborative effort between Township High School District 208 and the Riverside Police Department, the release said, and was part of the effort to create a safe, drug-free environment within the school.

Several area police departments participated in the search, which was monitored by school staff, according to the release. The trained dogs did not have any direct contact with students or staff.

Random canine searches will continue to be part of the annual procedures at Riverside Brookfield High School, according to the release.