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Suspected Drugs Found at JET Middle School

Two Students Taken to Department of Juvenile Justice

School Resource Officer for JET Middle School, Rodney Williams, removed what is believed to be marijuana from two students on campus Monday, Aug. 27. According to a report by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the two juveniles were each found to be in possession of a bag containing a green leafy substance which is believed to be marijuana. One of the juveniles, a 13-year-old male, reportedly told the SRO that he had given the substance to several other juveniles including the other suspect, a 14-year-old male.

The students were detained by the SRO and transported to the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia, SC. The substance confiscated in this incident has been turned over to the ECSO for testing. The investigation into this matter continues.

Superintendent Greg Anderson spoke with The Advertiser on Wednesday and called the incident “unfortunate.” According to him, a student reported to the JET Middle School administration on Monday that another student had drugs on campus. The administration then notified law enforcement and, subsequently, parents of the students involved.

Anderson said he was proud of the way the administration handled the matter and felt that a thorough investigation was conducted. He confirmed that the students have been sent to DJJ but further added that he believed one of the students has been charged with distribution.

“We want the public to know we’re not going to tolerate drugs on campus,” Anderson said.  He went on to say he hopes the boys involved in this matter realize what they have done, learn their lesson, and continue their education.