Matanzas H.S. Student Brings Drugs To School & Batters SRD

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Palm Coast, FL -  A Matanzas High School (MHS) student is charged after Flagler County Sheriff's (FCSO) deputies say he brought a dab pen containing a thick brown fluid to school. School administration notified the School Resource Deputy (SRD) who was battered when the student resisted arrest.

Through field testing, the substance tested positive for illegal THC. When deputies told the student he was under arrest and to stand up, the student ignored them. An  SRD attempted to lift him from the chair where he continued to resist and was head-butted in the head.  Two other SRDs were able to secure him without further incident.

“This kid not only brought drugs to school but thought it was a good idea to batter one of my deputies,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We have zero tolerance for drugs or violence on school campuses especially battering a Deputy Sheriff. This kid turned a minor crime into multiple felony charges. Parents, please talk to your kids and make sure they understand that possession of THC/Hashish oil is not legal in Florida, and if your child is caught with it, they will be arrested.”

The student is charged with Possession of Hashish, Resisting Officer with Violence, and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. He was processed and released to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).