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No drugs were found in a search of Worth County High School Friday; a search that has the community buzzing.

Students went home to tell parents that not only did law enforcement search the school for drugs, but their persons were patted down by officers.

Worth Co. Sheriff Jeff Hobby declined to go on camera but talked about the search in a telephone interview.

The sheriff requested drug-sniffing dogs from the state, and the Crisp County Sheriff sent K-9 units.

When asked about the pat down of students, and the notion of probable cause, Hobby said that as long as a school administrator was present, the personal search of the children was legal.

Tommy Coleman, attorney for the Worth County School Board, responded to Hobby’s statement.