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By ASHLEY GARDNER
Texarkana Gazette 

Arkansas school using a drug dog to address substance abuse

 


TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Fouke Public School District recently introduced its new canine officer, named Major, at the school.

Major is a narcotics detection canine.

"This is primarily a deterrent for our students who are into drugs and substance abuse," Dr. Jim Buie, Fouke superintendent, told the Texarkana Gazette.

"I think we have a substance abuse problem here. This dog is intended to make sure we're not turning a blind eye to it."

Major, a black German shepherd, will do a passive alert when he smells an illegal substance.

"That means he'll sit and stare at that place," Buie said. "It's...



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