Bacon Academy in Colchester was in lockdown this morning due to a planned drug search at the school.
A canine unit is being used to investigate for drugs.
Officials from Bacon Academy say students are staying inside the classrooms during the search and teaching is going on as normal.
No one is allowed on school grounds while the search is underway.
According to Bacon Academy, a notice will go home with students at the end of the day with the results of the search.
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