Benjamin Logan Combats Substance Abuse


A statement from Benjamin Logan Schools:

In response to a surge in incidents related to THC vaping among students, Benjamin Logan Schools collaborated with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) in Columbus for a comprehensive search operation on Friday, March 1, 2024. Six trained dogs were deployed across the school campus and parking lots, yielding a commendable outcome: no THC was detected.

This proactive initiative follows a series of recent suspensions and expulsion hearings for students caught vaping THC within the school premises. Superintendent John Scheu, addressing the school board during the February 26 meeting, emphasized the gravity of the situation. He asserted that charges will be filed in court against any student found vaping THC, marking a significant shift towards a stringent approach.

“In our ongoing efforts to rid the schools of controlled substances such as THC, we want to be proactive, and not reactive. It is our intent to have periodic random drug searches with these trained dogs. We are taking this seriously, as there is no place for drugs in our schools,” stated Superintendent Scheu.

The collaboration with ODRC underscores the district’s commitment to maintaining a safe and drug-free learning environment. Going forward, the district plans to conduct periodic random drug searches, leveraging the expertise of trained dogs to deter and detect illicit substances.