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Students arrested after marijuana found on school property

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A routine drug sweep at Lee County High School leads to three arrests.

Search dogs checked the high school and the 9th grade academy campuses for drugs and weapons.

Nothing was found at the 9th grade academy, but the dogs did find marijuana in three cars belonging to students, in the student parking lot at the high school.

The principals at both schools say searches like these are done several times a year and it's just for precaution.

"Went from there to the high school and checked the parking lot, we did come across a few vehicles that did get searched and it was some arrest made," said Sheriff Reggie Rachals, Lee County Sheriff's Office.

"We try and preach it that is not positive thing for the students and we also have to let them know we don't want them on our campus," said Principal Jamie Horne, 9th grade academy.

The sheriff says it was less than an ounce of marijuana. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the students, Sarah Mims, David Napolitano and Nelson Brown will be charged with possession of marijuana.

Officials say the three students will be suspended pending a tribunal hearing with the Lee County School board.

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