Student arrested for marijuana, firearm possession
Authorities removed student from school, brought to local juvenile detention center
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — A Brainerd High School student was arrested today after being found with drugs and a firearm on campus.
The student has been charged with Carrying a Firearm on School Grounds and Possession of Marijuana.
Officials say a Brainerd teacher smelled marijuana coming from the student and called an administrator to search them.
During the search, the administrator found nearly seven grams of marijuana in a potato chip bag.
A follow-up search by the school’s SRD found a loaded firearm in the student’s jeans.
The student was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.