Student arrested for having loaded gun, marijuana on school property

Student arrested for having loaded gun, marijuana on school property
Cole Hornsby (Dearborn County Sheriff's Office)

DEARBORN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - Dearborn County sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old East Central High School student after being notified he had marijuana and a loaded firearm on school property.

According to authorities, Cole Hornsby was in a bathroom when staff noticed the odor of smoke coming from the bathroom. School officials investigated, and found a small marijuana cigarette in Hornsby's possession.

Pursuant to school police and Hornsby's consent, his truck was searched. A loaded Glock handgun was found in the middle console, along with ammunition, a digital scale and a mason jar containing a leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

Hornsby was arrested and charged with carrying a handgun on school property, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of marijuana.

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