Sylvania student caught with marijuana at school

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A Sylvania High School student was pulled out of class Monday after authorities said he was found with marijuana.

According to the  DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, a small amount of marijuana fell out of a 17-year-old student’s pocket as he removed his wallet in a classroom Monday. Another student smelled it and alerted the teacher, authorities said.

The student was taken to the school office, and staff contacted a school resource officer.

Authorities said they expected to charge the student with simple marijuana possession.

“Narcotics have no place in our schools,” said DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden in a statement. “This incident highlights the importance of having a School Resource Office in our schools. Having law enforcement present to work with educators when these situations arise is a great deterrent to drug use on school grounds. God Bless.”

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