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Lakeside student charged for knife at school

Posted: April 26, 2013 - 3:43pm  |  Updated: April 26, 2013 - 3:50pm
George Hugh Sykes, 17, of Martinez  Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
George Hugh Sykes, 17, of Martinez

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A Lakeside High School student was arrested Thursday for bringing a knife onto school grounds.

An assistant principal told authorities that another student told him that 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 Gerber 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.

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