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Police say gang members, drug dealer nabbed at Chancellor High
Gang members, drug dealer arrested at Chancellor High

Date published: 9/15/2005

By KEITH EPPS

Police say two self-proclaimed gang members and a suspected drug dealer were arrested following separate incidents Tuesday at Chancellor High School in Spotsylvania County.

All three are teenage students at the school, Spotsylvania Deputy Robin Kocher said. School resource officer A.P. Clark made the arrests.

According to Kocher, two members of the Bloods were taken into custody after another student was beaten up after school near the trailers on school property.

The Bloods is a nationwide gang with its roots in South Central Los Angeles. It has a known presence in the county, Kocher said.

Kocher said the pair claimed they attacked the student because he was wearing a shirt that disrespected their gang.

The shirt featured an upside-down "B" and a "C" that was straight up, Kocher said. It was not clear whether the victim knew that the shirt would cause a problem.

Kocher said the boys readily admitted their affiliation with the gang. She said that according to gang rules, they would be subject to club reprimand if they denied their membership in the gang to anyone.

The extent of the victim's injuries weren't clear, but he suffered facial wounds. The suspects were placed in the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center.

They were charged with malicious wounding, participating in a criminal act at the direction of a gang, disorderly conduct and assault by a mob.

Also on Tuesday, Clark arrested a teenage boy who had a stun gun and 27 small "balls" of suspected marijuana wrapped in tinfoil at the school.

Kocher said the boy was brought to the office that morning after an administrator received a tip from a concerned parent.

The boy was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of an assault weapon.

He, too, was placed in the juvenile detention center.

The teens were not identified because they are minors.

To reach KEITH EPPS:540/374-5404kepps@freelancestar.com