4th Graders Caught Dealing Pot At Colorado Elementary School

Source: AP / CBS News

GREELEY, Colo. – School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to be careful with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth-graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Greeley’s Monfort Elementary School, faced tough discipline but not suspension or expulsion. He would not elaborate on their punishment.

Only one student admitted to trying the drug, a small bite of an edible marijuana item, and a subsequent medical exam did not indicate any harmful effects, Gates said.

The marijuana appears to have been legally purchased by adults – grandparents in two families – and no charges were expected to be filed, Gates said. He said the parents of the students were concerned and working with the school on discipline.

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