Colorado 4th graders busted peddling pot at school (w/ video)Greeley, CO (CNN) - Several fourth graders have been accused of selling and trading marijuana at their elementary school in Colorado.
By: Kevin Torres, CNN, CNN
Greeley, CO (CNN) - Several fourth graders have been accused of selling and trading marijuana at their elementary school in Colorado.
Each day brings a new level of craziness, to the offices at Greeley School District 6. To think, one of the area's best elementary schools that never really has any issues is currently dealing with something as shady as this.
John Gates – Greeley School Safety Director: “On Monday, a ten year-old fourth grader did bring a baggy of marijuana, we do believe it was a small quantity. We haven't been able to find any of it."
Greeley School Safety Director John Gates says that boy sold pot to three other fourth graders on the school playground. Then the following day, one of those kids gave the initial pot dealing boy a marijuana edible.
Christine – Parent: "I was afraid to take my kids back to school. I didn't want to take them back."
Christine, who asked us not to show her face, has a daughter at Monfort who knows the kids involved. She was shocked when she learned about the incident through a note from the school.
Christine: "I didn't think I would have to have a drug conversation with my six year-old who is barely out of Barney."
Whatever the case, another student at Monfort turned the four kids in. Two were suspended; all are being punished. And to think, says administrators, all of this could have been prevented.
John Gates: "Unfortunately in both cases the students got the marijuana from their grandparents, not with consent, their grandparents didn't know they took it but."
At the request of the district, Greeley Police will not file charges against the grandparents. Instead, they're hoping this serves as a lesson.
John Gates: "We wish they would secure it much like they would a firearm, or something that could get in the hands of kids and shouldn't."
It is easy to point fingers and blame children, but in this case, the same can be said about adults.