Two 10-year-old Colorado boys are in hot water after they were busted by school officials selling marijuana in their elementary school.
According to John Gates, the Greeley-Evans School District director of safety and security, one of the boys was responsible for bringing in the marijuana and then “sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11.”
Gates adds that the next day one of the kids brought in a marijuana edible and gave it to the boy who had sold him the weed who ate it during recess.
Gates says that the weed came from relatives, “Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents.”
Gates told reporters that the boys will be suspended a “significant” number of days but the district will not treat this as a criminal matter. Gates adds “We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody’s lives. The message we really want to get out here to adults is, ‘for crying out loud, secure it.’”
Jennifer Sheldon, the principal of Monfort Elementary School sent a letter to parents saying “We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug’s legal status in Colorado. We urge parents, grandparents, and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol, or even firearms. The drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people.”