For four hours, 40 uniformed officers — the entire staff of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office — fanned through the school in Sylvester, ordering students against the walls of classrooms and hallways, demanding the students hand over their cellphones.
All 900 students were searched, part of a drug sweep ordered by Sheriff Jeff Hobby, according to court documents.
The sheriff did not have a warrant. He had a “target list” of 12 suspected drug users. Only three of the names were in school that day, April 14.
By noon, when cellphones were handed back and classes resumed, no drugs had been found.