Brainerd student charged with having both gun and marijuana in school

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Sheriff’s officers say a Brainerd High student faces charges after they found him with a gun and marijuana.

They say it started this morning when a teacher smelled marijuana on the student.

The teacher called an administrator, who found about 6.9 grams of marijuana in a potato chip bag the student had.

They then took the student to the School Resource Deputy who searched the student.

They say the deputy found a loaded firearm in the student’s blue jeans.

The student faces charges for both the drugs and the weapon.

“The HCSO is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for our children and school staff. Today’s arrest represents the importance of having a School Resource Deputy in our schools and the relationships they maintain with our school staff and administrators. It is through these relationships they foster, mentor, and mitigate incidents like this, which threaten a safe and healthy learning environment,” stated Sheriff Austin Garrett.

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