Student could be charged after drugs, weapon found in vehicle at Midlothian High School


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Midlothian High School student could face charges after allegedly bringing drugs and a weapon to school.

Police tell 8News that an officer found what appeared to be marijuana, a controlled substance, tobacco products and a fixed-blade knife with a roughly 5-inch blade in the 17-year-old’s vehicle. 

The officer completed a juvenile criminal complaint for the student for possession of a weapon on school property, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (misdemeanor), possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of tobacco and asked that juvenile petitions be issued.

“We take very seriously our responsibility to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from disruption. Students who violate student conduct regulations are subject to suspension and/or expulsion, and, if the offense is a violation of the law, to prosecution.” — Chesterfield County Public Schools

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