LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two duPont Manual High School students were charged with trafficking marijuana after a routine narcotics sweep at the school on Feb. 26.

Jennifer Brislin, a spokeswoman for Jefferson County Public Schools, said following a sweep of the school's parking lot, both students were "arrested on Friday for trafficking in marijuana." She added the amount of marijuana was "less than 8 ounces."

The two students have been disciplined as outlined by the JCPS Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline, which states that an offense of trafficking or distribution of drugs/alcohol may result in placement at an alternative school.

According to the code of conduct, "JCPS insists that its schools be safe and free of drugs, violence, and weapons. The district follows the guidelines in the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994, the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988."

Brislin, in quoting the code of conduct, said JCPS takes necessary action to discover drugs and weapons in schools.

"A search of school lockers, parking lots and all other school property may be conducted by school officials and the Police Detection Canine Team," the code of conduct states. "The searches may be random and unannounced. The schools also will exercise the right to search a student whenever there is a reasonable suspicion that the student is in possession of something that violates school rules or endangers others."

Brislin was not able to provide any more details about the incident.

UPDATE: Copies of the two arrest reports were provided to WDRB News on March 7 as a result of an open records request. 

 You can view the arrest reports here.

Reporter Antoinette Konz covers K-12 education for WDRB News. She can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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