Goochland Canine Unit at GHS This Morning

At 8:30 a.m. this morning, the Goochland County Public School System collaborated with the Sheriff’s Office to do a drug search at Goochland High School using the Goochland Canine Unit.  The school followed lock-down procedures during the search. Random classrooms were searched after students were removed from the rooms.  The search was concluded at 9:35 a.m.

We are happy to report that the search revealed no evidence of drugs or drug paraphernalia at Goochland High School today!

Goochland County Public Schools have no tolerance for drugs or drug paraphernalia at school.  We believe that random searches of our building are imperative to ensuring that your child attends a safe and orderly school.

Please understand that while we are committed to keeping our parents informed immediately during emergency situations, we will not announce these types of events in advance or while they are underway in order to maintain a safe school environment and to ensure the efficacy of our efforts.

Don’t hesitate to contact me or your child’s principal if you have any questions or concerns.


  1. It is, in some small way, disheartening that we need to have the dogs search our schools, but as a former High School educator and (as many of us here) a former High School student, I know that the problems can come onto school grounds even in the best of situations. Kudos to the Administration and the Authorities for handling both the action and the resulting correspondence with the appropriate gravitas.

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