Friday, November 1, 2013
Two students were arrested Oct. 22 – one at Alston Middle School and one at Summerville High School – for possessing marijuana.
The 12-year-old Alston student denied having anything but when the school principals searched his book bag, they uncovered a small “tackle box” containing green plant material. The student was read his Miranda rights, arrested and asked if there were any more drugs he told the SRO there were but that the book bag would have to be cut to get to them.
The student gave the assistant principal permission to cut the bag and what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette was found.
The student was charged with Possession and released to his guardian.
At Summerville High School the SRO was called to a PE class on the track where a student was allegedly showing other students the marijuana he had in his pocket. As the SRO walked toward the students, he witnessed one student give something to another. He stopped both subjects – a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old – and escorted them to the administrative office. When the students were told they would be searched by an administrator one got upset. When confronted, one of the students placed two plastic bads with grenn plant material in them on the counter.
Both were advised of their Miranda rights. And while one student claimed to be too upset to complete a statement, the other wrote one. Both were charged with Possession and released to their parents’ custody. Both were also suspended from school until their expulsion hearing.