Routine sweeps were conducted in two Howell Public Schools buildings today.

Periodic drug sweeps are conducted throughout school buildings in the district and area K-9 handlers were conducting a training exercise nearby, thus it was determined it made sense to conduct the sweeps, which did not turn up anything.

Howell Public Schools Spokesman Tom Gould tells WHMI Highlander Way Middle School and the Freshman Campus went into shelter in place mode today, as they had the opportunity to have Michigan State Police K-9's come through. As part of this, Gould says they have to put buildings into shelter in place mode while dogs are in the halls. He noted this was routine and there was nothing different about this than any other time K-9’s come through.

Parents were notified by the district via email. (JM)