Colorado 4th-Graders Busted Selling Marijuana From Grandparents’ Stash
April 24, 2014 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
GREELEY, Colo. (UPI) — Four Colorado fourth graders are facing discipline after they were caught with marijuana they had taken from their grandparentsâ€™ stashes.
The two separate, but related, incidents happened earlier this week at Monfort Elementary School in Greeley and involved three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl.
“Over the past two days, we have had two separate incidents of students bringing marijuana into our school, both in the form of loose-leaf marijuana and an edible form of the drug,” Principal Jennifer Sheldon wrote in a letter to parents.
“We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people.”
The four students have not been charged, but they have been suspended. None of the parents or grandparents will face charges either.
“The word of warning is this stuff is dangerous and we wish they would secure it much like they would secure it much like they would a firearm or something that could get in the hands of kids,” John Gates, the director of school safety for Greeley School District 6, told KUSA.