BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - A Bay Minette High School student was arrested and expelled after officials said he had and loaded guns on campus.
Baldwin County Police said they received a tip the student had drugs on campus.
"We had a call of a student at Baldwin County High School [...] Upon arrival at BCHS the officers made contact with the student, a 17-year-old male, and no spice was found at that time," said Cpt. Jim Eissler with Bay Minette Police.
Police said they searched the teen's car.
"We found three open packets of spice as well as a pill bottle with spice residue at the bottom," Eissler said.
Eissler said when officers retrieved the packets there wasn't much left in them. He said while conducting the search, two long guns were also found.
The teen is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, but not charged for the guns that were found.
"(To be charged, you) have to have intent to do bodily harm on any premise of the school and after arresting the subject. We investigated the guns and couldn't find any intent as for as using the guns," Eissler said.
The school system has its own rules about guns on campus.
"As far as school infractions are concerned, the student was suspended and later expelled, expulsion for one year," said Terry Wilhite with Baldwin County Public Schools.
Police said they did not confiscate any money from the teen.
Eissler said the department has recently seen a spike in synthetic marijuana with adults, but not with juveniles.
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