According to reports out of Pike Co., a man was arrested Thursday at a Pike Co. High School after reports of a “suspicious man” being on campus. The Pike Co Sheriff’s Office said students reported a suspicious person on the property of Shelby Valley High School. A Deputy on school duty at the school found the suspect, identified as Michael Balke. Deputies found Balke to be in possession of methamphetamine, pills, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. He was placed under arrest, charged with possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, prescription controlled substance not in a proper container and other charges. He has been lodged in the Pike Co Detention Center.
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