Boy, 4, Brings Pot to Snack Time

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
January 26, 2012|4:02 pm

An elementary school teacher in Connecticut was at a loss of words after the teacher found out that the student had several baggies full of marijuana.

The 4-year-old boy had announced to his teacher during a school snack break that he had brought something in to the classroom that he wanted to share and then proceeded to pull out nine bags of marijuana out of his jacket pocket, according to police on Wednesday.

Police in Meriden were dispatched to Hanover Elementary School Tuesday afternoon after the young special needs student showed the drugs to the teacher who then informed school officials, authorities said.

According to reports when Meriden police arrived they found that the child had nine individually wrapped bags of marijuana which appeared to be prepared for sale.

Hanover Elementary School principal Miguel Cardona called it an "extremely unfortunate" and an "isolated" incident which fortunately was not seen by any of the other students at school.

"What's so disheartening is this is really an adult issue and problem and adult behavior put a student at risk," Meriden schools superintendent Mark Benigni told Reuters.

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"This student had no idea what he brought to school or what the substance was," he added.

Authorities were not going to be releasing the name of the student or parents. Police did remark that there was still a good possibility that arrests will occur depending on the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

The Department of Children and Families was contacted regarding the incident and has since begun their own investigation of the incident.

"At 4-years-old, someone gave it to him, or he took it, not knowing what it was," concerned parent Arthur Werley told CBS.

"Our concern is for the 4-year-old student, who had no knowledge of what he was bringing to school," School Superintendent Mark D. Benigni added.

 

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