Five Spalding High School students were arrested this week on drug and weapon charges after allegedly bringing marijuana and knives on campus, according to the Spalding County sheriff.
The students included three 12th-graders and two 11th-graders, Sheriff Wendell Beam said in a statement. All were arrested Thursday.
Charles Braxton Stephens of Griffin, Tanner Kenneth Gaff of Milner and Joshua Blake Jones of Griffin, all 17-year-old 12th-graders, were charged with having less than an ounce of pot. Stephens and Gaff also were charged with carrying knives on campus.
Andrew Todd Shiver of Griffin, a 17-year-old 11th-grader, was charged with carrying a knife.
Another 11th-grader, a 16-year-old who was not identified, was charged with marijuana possession and possession with intent to distribute.
Beam said the sheriff’s office received information about the violations and an investigation led to the arrests.