Two 17-year-old West Ashley High School students were arrested Thursday after police discovered a rifle and drugs in their vehicles on campus, authorities say.
Schools officials asked Charleston police to conduct a random K9 sweep of the student parking lot. Their search yielded a gram of marijuana and a rifle in one car. Police found prescriptions drugs and drug paraphernalia in another vehicle.
A male student is charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and having a weapon on school property, according to police.
A female student is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
According to the Charleston County School District Student Code of Conduct and federal law, the make student can be expelled for no less than 365 days. The female student could also face disciplinary action up to expulsion.