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Drug paraphernalia found in teen's backpack at school

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro High School student already on probation is charged with two more misdemeanors.

On Monday, K9 teams were called in by administrators to check the school and parking lot, according to the Jonesboro Police Department report.

During random classroom checks, students were told to leave their belongings and exit the room.

While checking classrooms, one police dog “alerted” on a backpack left behind. School administrators took the bag and the student who owns it to a private room to check it.

School Resource Officer Brian Sawyer states in the report the 16-year-old student had a “small marijuana grinder with a small amount of marijuana residue inside.”

The student reportedly told the officer he was on probation.

After confirming the teen was on probation, the officer cited him for juvenile probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police tried to get in touch with the student’s mother, who travels for work.

The teen signed the citation and promised to have his mother call the juvenile office.

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