Four Year-Old Child Offers Classmates Marijuana

A four year-old pupil at Hanover Elementary School in Connecticut was found by his teacher to have on him nine bags of marijuana. The drugs were revealed by the boy when he offered them to his classmates at snack time.

Reuters reports that police in Meriden, Connecticut were called to Hanover Elementary School Tuesday afternoon after the young special needs student displayed the drugs.

Meriden police are on record as saying that child was carrying nine individually wrapped bags of marijuana that looked like they had been "prepared for sale," writes Howard Portnoy at Hot Air.

"The report does not specify whether the pot came from the child's own stash or whether his mommy packed it in his lunchbox next to his pb & j sandwich," writes Portnoy.

Hanover Elementary School principal Miguel Cardona called it an "extremely unfortunate" and an "isolated" incident.

Meriden schools superintendent Mark Benigni said:

"What's so disheartening is this is really an adult issue and problem and adult behavior put a student at risk.

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

Authorities haven't released the names of the student or the parents and, as yet, no arrests have been made, pending an investigation by the police and the Department of Children and Families.

02 2, 2012
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