Gun-wielding police officers and their dogs raided a Charleston-area high school in search of drugs. Police forced all the students in one area of the school to the ground, handcuffed those who didn’t obey quickly, had dogs sniff their book bags and searched everyone. They found nothing. Except a bunch of students who’ll never feel safe in school again.
Update: Since the suspects were on videotape, it would have been simple to get warrants to arrest them, rather than treating every student as guilty until proven innocent.
A Charleston Post & Courier story (requires registration) says the raid occurred at 6:45 am, after buses from black neighborhoods had unloaded but before most white students had reached school. Two-thirds of students detained at gunpoint and searched were black. Stratford High has eager beaver dealers, if they’re in school at dawn. I guess the early bird gets the drug sale. Of course, it may explain why not a single student searched was carrying drugs or a weapon or any other contraband.