: The State's Attorney's Office must continue its partnership with the State Police and the Sheriff's Office to continue K-9 scans in schools, just like we started back in 1995. This program was never intended to create more juvenile defendants, but to deter kids from bringing drugs and weapons to schools, and it has worked -- Carroll County Schools are among Maryland's safest. It's unfortunate that the D.A.R.E. program was discontinued due to funding issues, but the State's Attorney's Office should support the Sheriff's Department's initiative of partnering schools with deputies, and should provide prosecutors to work with students as well. In addition, we should continue to strengthen our Underage Alcohol Task Force to keep society's most dangerous drug -- alcohol -- out of the hands of our children and to remind parents of the grave dangers and legal consequences that can result from unlawfully providing alcohol to minors.