Tuesday, January 31, 2012

4-old-old brings marijuana as snack to school - Phoenix Cannabis Culture | Examiner.com

It's important to teach your child early on in life to share. Sharing helps build friends, society and community relationship skills that help benefit our future. There's just something cute about a child wanting to share and bringing a enough treats for everyone, but sharing a weed stash isn't what most preschools have in mind. One preschooler in Connecticut wanted to pass around some weed for snack time.

Meriden police were called to Hanover Elementary School last Tuesday after a 4-year-old brought marijuana to school for a snack. He told his teacher he wanted to share snacks with everyone, and then pulled 9 baggies of marijuana out of his pocket. Shocked, the teacher reported it to the principal and then the school contacted authorities.

Meriden police say the individually wrapped bags of marijuana appeared to be weighed for sale. Authorities are not releasing the names of the student or parents as of yet and the incident is pending investigation. Hanover Elementary School claims this is an isolated and very rare case and protecting children against drugs is a high priority.

"What's so disheartening is this is really an adult issue and problem, this adult behavior put a student at risk," said Meriden schools superintendent Mark Benigni, "This student had no idea what he had brought to school or what the substance was."

Both the authorities and the Department of Children and Families is also looking into the matter.

Alex Webb
NewsFlash420



4-old-old brings marijuana as snack to school - Phoenix Cannabis Culture | Examiner.com