We were baffled.
Here it was, pushing hard towards 3 p.m., and no one had yet been arrested on an HISD campus for drugs.
That didn't seem right, so we e-mailed district spokesman Norm Uhl.
Incredibly enough, he reported back that it was, indeed, true:
Just checking -- anyone arrested for drugs? we had asked.
"No. The HISD PD K-9 Unit searched Young Elementary School at the request of the principal and found NO illegal drugs," he wrote back.
So big ups to Young Elementary School! (Staff motto: We Hide Our Drugs Better Than You.)
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Then, bizarrely, Uhl decided to send out the information to everyone on the HISD media list.
So, for people who hadn't asked the question, we're guessing they have a nominee for Most Defensive Press Release. Or maybe Strangest Thing To Brag About.
Don't worry, though: there's always tomorrow.
-- Richard Connelly