On Wednesday afternoon the School District of Tomahawk, in cooperation with the Tomahawk Police Department, conducted a drug search of the school premises. Participating law enforcement agencies used two drug dogs to search the middle school and high school lockers and hallways, locker rooms, Band and Art room storage areas, and all of the District’s parking lots. The search resulted in one case of marijuana debris found in a car in the high school parking lot. There were no drugs found inside the building. This drug search was part of an ongoing attempt to raise awareness of drug and alcohol use and abuse by school-aged children as well as to increase the District’s efforts to keep its schools drug and alcohol free. The district and Tomahawk Police Department are working together to plan for additional drug searches throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about the search and about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and abuse. In addition, if parents or students are aware of drugs or alcohol on the school premises, they are encouraged to contact an administrator or another District staff member. Those contacts will remain confidential, and will assist the District in working towards its goal of maintaining a safe, healthy, and drug free environment.