Students Cited For Marijuana In Rutherford County

Posted at 5:34 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 18:34:18-04

Four students at Siegel High School have been cited for simple possession of marijuana.

Officials in Rutherford County said K-9s scanned lockers and vehicles parked outside the school Tuesday.

Principal Larry Creasy requested the scans “because I wanted to be proactive and send a clear message that we are not going to tolerate these issues at Siegel High School.” That statement was sent in a message to parents.

“We care about maintaining a safe learning environment for your children, and I appreciate your patience and support as we conducted this exercise,” Creasy said.

The teams of K-9s and their trainers, along with a deputy and a school administrator, scanned vehicles and lockers with probable cause.

Along with marijuana, two pocket knives and a set of brass knuckles were found in students’ vehicles.

“We have to work together for a safer environment,” Sheriff’s Major Bill Sharp said.