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Legacy High Student Busted with Large Amount of Heroin

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A Legacy High School junior has been arrested for possession of heroin. The teen had a little more than 26 grams of the drug on him, with the intent to sell, police say.

Police say two alert administrators noticed the student was acting a bit awkward Monday morning, so they called him over to try and speak with him. That's when he took off, but was caught by teachers and police.

Officers found 26.7 grams of heroin in his backpack. One of the largest heroin busts for school police

"This is a very large amount for a high school student to be in possession of, which is of great concern of ours. You think of 26.7 grams -- if that had made into student population -- so that's a great thing that they were paying attention," said Clark County School Police Lt. Ken Young.

Police are now looking into where drugs came from.

Administrators on campus declined to speak about this huge bust, but some students were shocked to learn a bust of this size happened on their campus, and say they would alert teachers if they were aware of other students bringing drugs to school.

"Heroin? I don't know where you would get it from. I don't know who would use it. That's pretty much killing people, you know. Homicide," said a Legacy student.

School police say no other arrests have been made. The student has been suspended until further notice from campus. He does face the possibility of being expelled after a hearing is held.