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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 16-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly having drugs and alcohol today at Ashley High School.

Investigators say Mikayla Ann Wright and three other students were found on campus but not it class. The students were taken to school administrators, who found a small vial containing a white powder and a mini bottle of liquor in Wright’s purse.

A New Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman says Wright is charged with felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of alcohol and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the New Hanover County Jail under $10,000 secured bond.

When asked about the arrest, a school district spokeswoman told WWAY she could not speak to any specifics, but that the district has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs.


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  • Guest857

    Being a rather spunky 16 year old at the time, if my parent had beat me, I would have made him pay 10 fold and was quite capable of accomplishing this. Beat a 16 year old? Wow…a dark age transport? I always responded to the positive, something I rarely got a glimpse of. If she were my child, I would do everything possible to save her from dependency and negativity. Treatment and counseling to start with. And no, I’m not a liberal, nor do I use drugs or abuse alcohol…today.

  • Guest0202

    I didn’t know my high school friend used drugs either. Should I say that same thing now after since he is dead.

  • Windsnake5959

    Perhaps the drugs and alcohol in her possession were NOT her’s … she was probably just “holding them for a friend.” LOL

  • Guest45

    I got my butt tore up when I did something wrong. I turned out fine. I don’t drink or do drugs. I work inmates though and they tell me hat their parents better not have spanked their butts. Oh well, I guess that is why I am one side of the fence and they are on the other. DSS has too much power. Beat this kids butt!

  • Alrightythen

    A good “talk” (beating) will take care of this and she will certainly learn her lesson as a result. Then, CPS gets called and the parents are arrested…then you get to comment on that, too. Win/win, right? (Eye roll.)

  • RealDeal

    Yeah…to show you how times change, one of our local prominent politicians was well-known as THE source to buy the best pot at New Hanover High School. (That person just didn’t get caught!)

    So..before folks start castigating a 16 year old girl that did get caught, and the ramifications of that, here’s someonone who will probably never get to run for political office or climb the ladder of success without very difficult biases and challenges.

    Forever from here on out…whenever an employer looks at her background or someone does a check on her, this result and all the idiotic public comments will follow her for a long time.

    Congratulations WWAY, really breaking the hard-hitting stuff. I wonder how many of your employees just didn’t get caught?

  • daynna

    This girl was in two of my classes. She’s my friend and I don’t think she deserves this. Is there any chance that it wasn’t hers? I mean, i would never susperct her of having it.

  • tweety11

    Maybe she can be save…Really? What a difference the day makes!!!!!!!

  • Das Weibstück

    Back in the 70’s and 80’s when I was in Jr. High & HS there were more drugs than students. I could get any drug at any time. We had kids at school high and drunk everyday of the week. All types of kids dealt drugs, from the “heads” to the yuppies. We didn’t make the news and very few even got caught for that matter. Teachers knew, several of them did the same things. How times change.

  • taxpayer

    there goes her chance at going to the Prom.

  • anne

    Hopefully – when she got home, her parents gave her a lesson she will never forget. They are probably searching for the best attorney they can find – I would be searching for the nearest clinic to get her into and get her some help. This would be after a thorough “talk” behind the barn! Zero tolerance at school – darn right!

  • Guest7969

    what an attractive girl…had her future ALL ahead of her…and then got involved in drugs…I just don’t understand the draw to the stuff! Lucky for her, maybe, is that she got caught NOW..maybe she can be saved

  • Guest2468

    Not as sure about cocaine, but Hoggard has a larger variety and quanity on prescription narcotics than CVS and Walgreens combined. However, only open for business M-F from 7:30 to 3:00. It is ashamed that the spokeswoman’s comment about “zero-tolerance” policy really is closer to a “don’t ask – don’t tell” policy. Keep the problem undercover and it therefore doesn’t exist.

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