Student had knife at school she said she used to snort cocaine, says report


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A student at West Greenville School is accused of bringing a knife to school that she said she used to snort cocaine, according to a report from Greenville Police.

The incident happened on Oct. 16 around 9 a.m.

The report said the student, Jacey Fay Romano, 18, of Piedmont had gotten off the bus and entered the school.

She was wanded with a metal detector and taken into a room to complete a search.

They found a 2 1/4 inch bladed folding knife.

When school staff asked Romano why he had a knife, she said she used it to snort cocaine off of it.

She said she snorted 8 lines of cocaine before school and her heart was racing, according to the report.

She was arrested and charged with Carrying a Weapon on School property.

Romano was suspended indefinitely.

Spokesperson Beth Brotherton with Greenville Co. Schools says West Greenville School is a special school for students with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. 

She said it is a smaller environment, tighter security, additional mental health counseling and other support services.

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