An assistant principal told authorities another student told him George Hugh Sykes, 17, possibly had drugs in his car. The assistant principal and school safety officer searched Sykes’ vehicle and found a cigarette grinder, cigarette papers and an unknown substance, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
During the search, they also found an 8-inch hunting knife in the driver’s door pocket, according to the report.
Sykes, of Riverbend Drive in Martinez, was charged with possession of a weapon on school property. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center in the early morning Friday after posting a $7,600 bond, according to jailers.