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MHS senior arrested before graduation

June 6, 2009 at 1:06 a.m.


VICTORIA - A 19-year-old Memorial High School graduating senior did not get to walk Friday night after a campus security officer found a suspicious substance in a baggie on the student.

Christopher Cordil-Cortinas was arrested by a Victoria police officer on suspicion of less than two ounces of marijuana in a drug free zone, according to the arrest report.

Victoria Independent School District security officer Jimmy Chacon searched Cortinas prior to him entering the gym for graduation, according to the report.

Cortinas is on a recommended $1,000 surety bond for the Class A misdemeanor and is currently in the custody of Victoria County Sheriff Office Detention Officers.

MHS principal Greg Crockett could not be reached for comment late Friday regarding what the school will do to Cortinas.

VISD communication specialist Diane Boyett said she had not heard about the graduate's Friday evening arrest.

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