A check of student parking permits at Oakland High School turns up drugs and guns in a student's vehicle.
Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans tells NewsRadio WGNS an administrator doing the check Thursday afternoon discovered a strong smell of marijuana coming from a student's car. The student was brought to the vehicle and the vehicle was searched. Inside the trunk, they discovered a book bag that contained marijuana and two handguns.
Evans says the student, a 17-year old male, was expelled from Oakland under the school district's zero tolerance policy and has been arrested by the school resource officer.
He adds while these situations can be frightening for parents and students, parents can be assured no threats were made against any students and the school staff. Evans adds all safety procedures to resolve the situation.