Marijuana obtained from student

A 17-year-old male and Sylvania student was found with a small amount of marijuana in the classroom on Monday.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that the charges and punishment for the juvenile, a senior at Sylvania High School, has not yet been determined.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said the need for resource officers in our schools is imperative for deterring this behavior.

“Narcotics have no place in our schools,” Welden said. “This incident highlights the importance of having a School Resource Officer 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.”

The name of the juvenile was not released.

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