AK-47, marijuana found in Valley High School student’s car - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

AK-47, marijuana found in Valley High School student’s car

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • SEC West champ to have 2 losses

    SEC West champ to have 2 losses

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:55:39 GMT
    Brutal schedules leave the SEC West champ with two losses heading to Atlanta. More >>
    Brutal schedules leave the SEC West champ with two losses heading to Atlanta. More >>
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising money and awareness for ALS

    The Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising money and awareness for ALS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:47:22 GMT
    Celebrities have done it. Your family and friends may have done it. Some members of our staff at WTVM have done it. And chances are, you've probably even done it yourself. It's the Ice Bucket Challenge,More >>
    Celebrities have done it. Your family and friends may have done it. Some members of our staff at WTVM have done it. And chances are, you've probably even done it yourself. It's the Ice Bucket Challenge, and over the last couple of weeks it's completely saturated social media.More >>
  • Aerial map released for White Water Classic football game

    Aerial map released to White Water Classic football game

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:16:06 GMT
    Parks and Recreation Director, Todd Hughes, reveals that the game day map for the White Water Classic complete with parking and staging areas has been finished. The aerial photo shows vendor areas, tailgatingMore >>
    The renderings are out for college football's return to Phenix City. Just weeks away from the game, Phenix City leaders discuss the newest plans for the upcoming White Water Classic football game. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy has that update.More >>
VALLEY, AL (WTVM) -

A 16-year-old Valley High School student is in serious trouble after police found an AK-47 rifle, a loaded magazine and marijuana in the student's car.

The weapon and drugs were found during a K-9 search for illegal drugs at the school.

The juvenile was transported to the Lee County Youth Detention Center and is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds.

The surprise raid put school on lockdown, which became an unsettling afternoon for students. 

"I was sitting in the classroom and out principal came over the loud speaker and said we're on lockdown so we had to stay in the room for about an hour and 30 minutes after we found out it was drug dogs that came and got us out of class.. I mean it was scary," said A.J. Hadaway, a Valley High School student.

Eighteen other unrelated bags of marijuana were also seized in the operation.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.