Drug-sniffing police dogs are already used in high schools further west on Long Island, but Sag Harbor may be the first school district to bring them to the South Fork.
According to a report from 27East, the Sag Harbor School Board is considering the regular use of such dogs to search students' lockers and vehicles at as a method of deterring them from bringing drugs onto the campus.
K-9 police units from the Suffolk County Police Department would come in four to five times a year, for free.
Superintendent Dr. John Gratto recommended the board have an official policy, though the administrators have always reserved the right to take such measures.
The board will discuss the proposal further on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6.