Bibb County school officials found drugs on a Heritage Elementary student Thursday.
A teacher found the student in possession of a controlled substance on campus about 9:30 a.m., according to a letter that principal Jennifer Sadler sent home to parents. While the letter doesnt provide the age of the student, a Bibb County spokeswoman said the student was a second-grader.
School officials and campus police found the drugs in one classroom, and class continued normally in the rest of the school, the letter stated.
School leaders determined that the student did not intend to distribute the drugs, according to the school district.
Sadler also encouraged parents to check their childrens bookbags and clothing for any inappropriate or dangerous items.
I want to assure parents and the community that Heritage Elementary School and the Bibb County School District have procedures in place designed to protect students and faculty from these types of incidents, Sadler wrote. We remain committed to providing an academically challenging, safe learning environment free from unnecessary disruptions.
Also Thursday, an 18-year-old student from Westside High School, was charged with possession of marijuana and taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, according to a school news release. Campus police saw drug paraphernalia in the students vehicle during a parking lot search and later found a pill bottle with marijuana. Jail records show that Reginald Keith McElroy was arrested by campus police on those charges.
Two boys who attend Appling Middle School face charges after school officials found marijuana in the students possession during an administrative search Wednesday.
The students, 11 and 12, were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana by campus police as a result, according to a news release from the Bibb County school district.
School officials found a large quantity of the substance, but the news release did not specify how much the students had.