Drug-Sniffing Dogs Coming Soon to a School near You

District to Hold Public Demonstrations

Thursday, May 10, 2012
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It’s official: Contraband-detecting dogs will pay 30 visits to Santa Barbara’s secondary schools next year according to a contract the district signed with Interquest Detection Canines. If you have children in Santa Barbara Unified and would like to know exactly how the searches will affect them or if you are merely an interested community member, Interquest is providing three public demonstrations at the following times and locations:

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.: San Marcos High School, cafeteria.

Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.: Santa Barbara High School theater.

Thursday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.: Dos Pueblos High School, cafeteria.

Interquest canines search for illegal drugs, commonly abused prescription medications, and gunpowder. The Santa Barbara Independent accompanied Interquest on a school search last month. To read about it, click on the link below.


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Let's all do our part and smear a little weed on your kids pants, smear it on their friends backpacks, sprinkle it under the teachers desk, sprinkle it in the ventilation leuvers of the bully's locker. There is so much fun we could have.

Riceman (anonymous profile)
May 10, 2012 at 5:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'll one-up you Riceman: Rent a plane, fly over S.B. County and sprinkle it all over the place.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
May 10, 2012 at 6:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is it any wonder more and more people are homeschooling their kids?

What a commentary on how our society has progressed. What next, metal detectors at preschools?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
May 10, 2012 at 6:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So when will the teachers start packing heat?

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
May 10, 2012 at 10:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow - the school district is short of funds to hire teachers, but is spending taxpayer money on this distraction?

JohnDouglas (anonymous profile)
May 11, 2012 at 12:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Typical Santa Barbara. Drugs have been in the schools since at least the sixties but SB spends 40 years talking, talking, and planning. Students used to be busted and treated when stoned or drunk.
Personally, I feel the more you put kids into a police state environment in the schools, the more it breeds bad behavior. Prisoners and enslaved citizens will always revolt. I say take down the physical and symbolic fences, treat the kids like adults and just deal with drug and alcohol incidents as they occur. Just like in the adult world.

passagerider (anonymous profile)
May 11, 2012 at 2:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And we wonder why CA has the biggest prison population in the world.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
May 11, 2012 at 9:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The almost daily Robo calls from SB High treats the Parents and Children as if they in Nursery School.

Our oldest graduated in 2006 and it was an ok experience.

Today it is a joke, hey Bureaucrats they are Young Adults not Nursery School Kids that need to learn how to tie their shoes. I am expecting notes pinned to their collars next.

The current Policies are insulting and Police Statism. I have to explain to a Straight A Honors Student why the Adults in charge are so incompentent and what the Peter Principle is all about.

This is a Flashback to the Crap I had in HS, they wanted to treat us like children on one hand and sign up for the Draft on the other.

The Santa Barbara School Board and Superintendents Office are a complete JOKE.

Get your mutts out of my child's 4th Amendments Rights.

howgreenwasmyvalley (anonymous profile)
May 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Every kid should bring a cat to school.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 12, 2012 at 4:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The gang members are used to this or have to get to used to this because this is what awaits them in prison. The children of illegal immigrants won't say nothing because they could get in trouble and they have probably seen worst regimes, so this is reasonable still.I am surprised that everybody else just rolled over on this.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
May 14, 2012 at 9:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let me guess, your Drug War money hard on work on this one? If you aren't happy, then its time to start making some changes in our lawmakers, and time to start letting them know that WE don't agree with the Drug War or it coming to our schools.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
May 14, 2012 at 11:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"...If you aren't happy, then its time to start making some changes in our lawmakers"

I do not support the current regime, which is why I vote Libertarian. I'm amazed at how so many people complain yet refuse to vote for change.

Lots of good posts here, and I especially agree with what passagerider said.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
May 14, 2012 at 6:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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