The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) joined forces with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) on Thursday, September 23rd to conduct a joint operation at two Shelbyville secondary schools.
Four canines and their handlers from the TDOC K9/Interdiction Unit assisted Sheriff Austin Swing, School Resource Officer Tracey Harvey, and multiple deputies from the BCSO to perform a proactive search of Community High School & Community Middle School – looking for controlled substances.
Students were taken out of the classrooms, leaving their backpacks and belongings inside. During the roughly hour-long search, the canines made their way through the school before heading out to the parking lot to perform vehicle checks. No controlled substances were located at either school.