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Two Gibbs High School Students Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges

One suspect had crack cocaine and a large amount of cash, police said, and there was a semi-automatic gun in the other suspect's locker.

Two 11th-grade students at Gibbs High School have been arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of a firearm on school property. 

According to police, officers responded to the school and met with Gibbs High School administrators after authorities received a tip about a gun in the school.

School officials began searching lockers in the school while officers began an investigation to determine the identity of the students.

Police detained the first suspect near his locker and found Hydromorphone, crack cocaine and more than $1,400 in cash in the pockets of his jacket. The suspect, police said, admitted his intent to sell the drugs at school.

A second suspect was also arrested inside the Gibbs High School gymnasium. School officials searched his locker, which was located inside of the boy's locker room, and found his backpack, student identification, and a Kel-Tec 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.

Police said the handgun was not loaded, but the 10-round magazine for the firearm was located next to it, when it was found inside the locker. The magazine contained seven rounds of ammunition.

The second juvenile suspect told police he knew about the gun in his locker, but he did not say why it was there.

Both juveniles were arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The first juvenile suspect is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (15 tablets of Hydromorphone - which is Dilaudid - and 8.6 grams of crack cocaine).

According to the police report, the second suspect is charged with possession of a firearm on school property, which is a felony. 

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