RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – A Richmond County student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having a weapon on school grounds.

The incident happened Wednesday at Performance Learning Center (PLC) on Walton Way.

The arrest warrant states that the principal of PLC heard that a 17-year-old had an illegal substance on her.

While searching her bag, the principal allegedly found a knife.

The student is charged with Weapons in School Building/Grounds/Functions.

This is the second incident of this sort to happen in less than two weeks.

A pocket knife was seen falling from the front pocket of the student’s hoodie at the Reaching Potential Through Manufacturing (RPM) campus on Mike Padgett Highway, Friday, August 18th.

The Richmond County School System police were notified, and another 17-year-old student was arrested and charged with having a weapon on school grounds, according to jail records.