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New Athens, IL (KSDK) - NewsChannel 5 is working to gather information about a drug trafficking investigation at a local high school.

New Athens Police Chief Dallas Hill declined to go on camera, but says there is an ongoing investigation about trafficking of controlled substances at New Athens High School.

Multiple students say the school was under lockdown Wednesday while authorities searched student lockers and confiscated prescription drugs and marijuana.

The students say the police arrested several students, but authorities would not confirm that information.

NewsChannel 5 spoke with Superintendent Brian Karraker, but he declined to comment. He said any comment would come from the attorney for the New Athens School District but NewsChannel 5 was unable to reach him at his office.

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