Lockdown drill at Waukon High School, Middle School results in drug arrest

The Waukon High School and Middle School building participated in a lockdown drill Wednesday, October 7 in an effort to prepare for immediate threats that may occur on campus by a student or an intruder. In addition to fire drills and severe weather drills, the Allamakee Community School District routinely conducts lockdown drills to ensure that all faculty, staff and students are aware of the correct procedures in the event of such emergency situations.
In addition to the lockdown drill, the K-9 unit from the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Waukon Police Department, conducted a walk-through of the schools' campus area. "The purpose of their visit was to ensure that we are maintaining a drug-free environment and to communicate that we have a zero-tolerance for students who wish to disrupt our school’s environment by bringing illegal substances to our campus," stated Allamakee Community School District Superintendent of Schools Dave Herold.
Herold reported that there was no presence of drugs indicated within the school buildings, but the K-9 unit did indicate the presence of drugs within a student vehicle. Local law enforcement officers were quick to locate the student and take that student into custody.
"Our faculty and staff remain committed to maintaining a safe environment where the focus remains on the school’s mission of providing a quality education for all students," Superintendent Herold explained. "This message is being conveyed to the community in an effort to provide understanding of exactly what happened in the incident."