Seven students were detained on Tuesday morning across the street from Westview High School in Torrey Highlands as part of a marijuana raid.
San Diego police said they were following an anonymous tip on Fallhaven Road about a car with marijuana inside. There, undercover officers discovered two cars were linked to the pot investigation, officials said.
Officers declined to provide specifics of what was found or any possible charges against the students.
Four of the students are under 18 and three are 18, meaning they can be charged as adults, police said.
San Diego police Sgt. Wes Albers said he wants the situation to serve as a lesson to high school students.
"For those who are in school that might be adults, what I would ask is they think about the reality that you might be in high school right now, but the world changes the moment you turn 18," Albers said.
Westview’s principal released this statement to community members:
"Prior to the start of school this morning we were alerted by the San Diego Police Department to possible illegal activities taking place across from our campus on Fallhaven Road. We will continue to monitor the situation and are working with the SDPD as they continue their investigation.
The individuals involved with this situation have been detained and there are no safety concerns for the students on our campus at this time."