Crimes in Schools: March 15, 2006

By: Laurie Ott
By: Laurie Ott

A Richmond County student was arrested last week after school officials found marijuana in her hair.

The school board reports that one of the girl's classmates at Murphey Middle School reported the drugs.

The girl is charged with possession of marijuana and is suspended pending a tribunal.

In Columbia County, a 14-year-old Lakeside High School student was arrested Wednesday morning for having marijuana at school.

Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said it happened in gym.

According to the sheriff's office, when a teacher approached the student he dropped a small quantity of marijuana on the floor.

Aiken County school officials continue to tell us they will not be responding to our request to provide you with information on crimes in schools there.

That response can be all too common with public agencies.

But as a general rule, if it's funded with your taxpayer dollars, you have the right to know what's going on.

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