by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - A 16-year-old Kannapolis student is facing a felony charge after police said he was found with a significant amount of cocaine. A family member told Channel 9 that he simply found the drugs and the cocaine wasn't actually his. However, police said the teen had so much cocaine with him at A.L. Brown High School that they charged him with possession with intent to sell.
"I don't want it around my kids," parent Robin Aistrop said.
Parents in Kannapolis are concerned.
"It scares me for grown-ups to be around drugs," neighbor Debbie Brumley said. "Drugs are dangerous and they have no idea as youths how dangerous they are."
Police told Channel 9 staff members at the school found the drug and called police. They arrested the 16-year-old and said they're still investigating.
"It saddens me," Brumley said.
Brumley has lived across the street from the high school for decades. She said it's a good school with good kids but she knows that kids can get into trouble, especially when drugs are involved. School district officials declined to comment and wouldn't talk about what specific disciplinary action the student will face. But it is their general policy to suspend students found with any controlled substances.
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