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.

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