A loaded gun and more than 11 grams of marijuana were found in a locker at North College Hill High School, police said.
School Resource Officer Jay Manning and his police dog Onil found the items during an administrative search, the department said Thursday.
The locker was assigned to TeArris Huddleston, 18, who was arrested on drug and weapon charges, police said.
North College Hill police told WLWT the situation allowed them to put their new K9 officer to the test.
K9 Onil just started patrolling the halls at North College Hill High School, but Thursday the drug dog in training was put to the test when school officials smelled weed in the hallway.
“We went into lockdown; I seen the police and I saw the dog. I was just assuming someone got caught or something,” senior Keshawn Wood said.
Police discovered 11 grams of marijuana, a loaded gun, and eight bullets in a locker. That’s when Onil, who is in his first 100 days on the job, was given a pop quiz.
“We did a training evolution with him to see if he could do it and he did, he found it right away. Then we seized the gun, seized the marijuana, secured it, and we went and got the individual out of class who’s gun it was,” SRO Jay Manning said.
School officials hope having a K9 on staff may help stop situations just like this.
“We have Officer Onil now on the team, and we hope that in itself will be somewhat of a deterrent to students,” Superintendent Eugene Blaclock Jr. said.
The Haverkamp Foundation granted the K9 to North College Hill PD, and soon this pup will earn his official badge.
“He’s been doing really well, when we certify in March, he’ll not only be certified