NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A random security check Tuesday morning at Denbigh High School revealed a 16-year-old male student was carrying a knife and a baggie of marijuana. 

Police responded to the incident just before 9 a.m. after a school security guard found the items in the student’s bookbag during the random search. 

His parents were called and he was released into their custody after police obtained juvenile petitions for possession of marijuana (1st offense) and carrying a concealed weapon.