Three students were arrested on possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia charges Wednesday morning during a scheduled drug sweep at Vista Grande High School.
The drug search was done at the request of the school district.
Eight officers with dogs from Casa Grande Police, Gila River Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Corrections Corporation of America arrived at the school at 9 a.m. and the school was placed on lock-down. Every vehicle, backpack and classroom was searched by the dogs.
A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy were found with marijuana in their backpacks and marijuana also was found in a 17-year-old girl’s car, according to police. The amount of marijuana found was not released.The three students now face suspension or expulsion for violating school policy.