By Joe Johnson
For the second time in a month, a student has been arrested at Clarke Central High School for bringing a weapon onto campus.
On Wednesday, 18-year-old Shawn Bostic was found to have a switchblade knife on him after the principal caught him vaping in a bathroom, according to a Clarke County School District police report.
The knife was discovered in the student’s backpack Wednesday morning when it was searched in the school’s security office, where Bostic allegedly resisted arrest and officers took him to the floor.
He was charged with possession of a weapon in a school safety zone and obstruction, and was taken to the Clarke County Jail. He was released on Thursday upon posting a $5,000 bond.
At the direction of the state Department of Juvenile Justice, police detained the 16-year-old boy and turned him over to the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, Barnett said.
Three weeks earlier, on Feb. 13, a 16-year-old student was arrested at CCHS for having a pistol with a magazine and 11 rounds of ammo.
He was charged as a juvenile and taken to a regional youth detention center.