CHARLESTON -- Police conducted what was a called a precautionary search of Charleston High School on Tuesday morning.

No incident or suspected illegal activity prompted the search and no drugs or contraband were found, school district Superintendent Todd Vilardo said.

Vilardo said Charleston police and other law enforcement agencies conducted the search with police K9 units.

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He said the reason was for "detection of illegal drugs and other contraband." It's something the school district does "periodically" as a precaution, he said.

"The district’s concern for maintaining a safe and drug-free learning environment was the impetus for the search," Vilardo said.

He said the search was in the building's hallways and lockers and only law enforcement officials and administrative and designated staff were allowed in those areas during the search.

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