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UPDATE: Police arrest three men at PRP High School; cocaine, bullets found

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Stephon Williams (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Stephon Williams (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There were some tense moments at PRP High School Friday morning after police say a school resource officer apprehended three men, one of whom was in possession of crack cocaine.

According to JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey,three males, non-students, showed up at the school just after 7 a.m. to sign out another student (a girlfriend of one of them) for the day.

Jackey says school personnel and the school resource officer approached the three as they were taking selfies in the lobby. One suspect was detained in lobby, and police detained the other two in parking lot.

According to Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell, one of the men was found in possession of crack cocaine. Additional cocaine was found in the vehicle where the other two men were discovered.

Police say they also found .38 caliber and .40 caliber bullets inside the vehicle.

Students at the school were asked to remain in their classrooms as police searched the campus with K9s as a precautionary measure. Nothing else was found.

The school was not placed on lockdown or heightened security. Jackey says the school returned to normal operations just before 10 a.m. 

Mitchell said the three men have been identified as 22-year-old Stephon Williams, 18-year-old Kris Spalding and 18-year-old Joseph Ray. They are all charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) within 1,000 yards of a school and criminal trespassing, abuse of a teacher. Spalding is charged with tampering with physical evidence.

"Because I saw it with my own eyes -- it was three of 'em," said Deonjhana Lee, PRP Senior.

Lee said, "I came in to school, and they were...it was like three grown men. They was coming in, and they was like, 'Yeah, we haven't been in high school for a minute.'"

Lee saw the suspects and called for help.

"Life is short, and it is dangerous out here," she said. "We need to take more precautions, like I said."

Lee added, "It was scary because we had to get escorted to class and we couldn't come out of our class because the dogs were searching. It was really scary."

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