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This Butler County pup is training to sniff out gunpowder, narcotics in schools

WLWT Cincinnati logo WLWT Cincinnati 12/2/2019
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Meet Carmen. She's a crime-fighting puppy in training for the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

The 13-week-old Labrador retriever will eventually patrol the Edgewood City School District.

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Her handler is school resource officer Darian Bookman. Together, the pair are undergoing extensive training to sniff out gunpowder and narcotics.

"Carmen started today and is getting acclimated with the students and environment. Carmen is the first K-9 ever implemented at the Edgewood City School District and one of the few used by a school resource officer in the TriState area,"

officials with the Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities called it a team effort between the school district and Sheriff's Office to better protect students.

"Safety is our top priority and this effort is yet another way we are working to keep our students and staff safe," said Russ Fussnecker, Edgewood City School superintendent.

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