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Use of Drug-Detection Dogs

Drug-detection dogs shall not be used in rooms occupied by persons except for demonstration purposes, with the handler present. When used for demonstration purposes, the dog shall be separated from the students and not allowed to sniff any individual.

Only the dog's official handler shall determine what constitutes an alert by the dog. If the dog alerts on a particular item or place, the student having the use of that item or place, or responsibility for it, shall be called to witness the search. If a dog alerts on a locked vehicle, the student who brought the vehicle onto district property shall be asked to unlock it for inspection.

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)


At the beginning of each school year and whenever students are assigned lockers, desks or other district property, the Superintendent or designee shall inform students and parents/guardians of the possibility of random searches of students, their belongings and district properties under their control.


approved: April 15, 2004 San Bruno, California