There were no creepy clowns at Perryville High School this morning.
Instead, there was a random drug scan planned a month ago before clowns doing bad deeds filled the Internet.
The scan was planned by DFC Stavros Plagianakos, the school resource officer for Perryville High and its feeder schools, who coordinated it with the Cecil Sheriff's Office and DFC Mike Thomas and his assigned K-9, Roscoe.
"We schedule it weeks in advance. We scan classrooms, bookbags, lockers, and cars. We found remnants of marijuana in a vehicle," said Plagianakos.
No arrests were made and no actual drugs were found.
About 9:40 a.m. today, Tuesday, October 11, school administrators put a Code Yellow in place. A code yellow means that instruction continues but there is to be no hallway traffic in the school. DFC Thomas then brought Roscoe in. The K-9 and handler scanned five random classrooms.
The two deputies said that no consideration was given that there would be concerns that a school was locked down during the recent clown threats. Parents aren't typically notified if there is a code yellow.
"The drug scans are a deterrent. The goal is to keep drugs out of the school," said DFC Thomas.
"We did not think about the clown threat. I was not worried about that. This (drug scan) has been planned for over a month. Clowns weren't an issue then," said DFC Plagianakos. "It's not common practice to notify parents when there is a code yellow or a drug scan."