Colorado 4th-Graders Busted Over Pot Sales

School will deal with it internally, without formal police charges

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 24, 2014 3:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – A pair of enterprising fourth-graders in Colorado got caught dealing marijuana pilfered from home at their elementary school, reports ABC News. Officials at the school in Greeley originally got police involved, but they've decided to handle it internally with suspensions and with a message to grown-ups: "For crying out loud, secure it," asks the school district's security chief.

Authorities say one boy stole (legally bought) marijuana from his grandparents and sold it to three young buyers at his school, netting himself $11 in the process. The next day, one of those buyers brought in a marijuana candy bar and tried to swap it for some of the leafy stuff, reports CBS Local. "It was the simple fact that we had adults that didn’t secure their marijuana," says the school official. "That sure is concerning because this would have never happened had the marijuana not been so accessible to two 10-year-old boys." The two other buyers, also 10, face suspensions, too.

Marijuana plants grow in Seattle.
Marijuana plants grow in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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