Three Students Arrested At Southside High School

Three students at a Beaufort County high school have been arrested, one of those on cocaine charges.

Deputies say a school resource officer at Southside High School got a Crime Stoppers tip that a student had drugs. Deputies say they found a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance on the student who is under 16 years old. The juvenile was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

While at the school, deputies used their drug dog to perform a sweep of the rooms. During the check the dog hit on a student's pocketbook where they found a folding pocket knife. Chante Painter, 17, of Chocowinity was charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Deputies say during the search another student became disorderly and assaulted an investigator. Shawn Mayo, 17, of Aurora, was charged with assault on a government official.

The Sheriff's Office says no pictures are available of any of those charged.


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