4th grade students accused of trying to sell pot at Greeley school
GREELEY, Colo. — The Greeley school district says they are investigating two incidents of 4th graders trying to buy and sell marijuana at school this week.
The two separate, but related, incidents happened earlier this week at Monfort Elementary Elementary School, said Theresa Myers of Weld County School District 6.
On Monday a 4th grader brought some loose leaf marijuana to school and sold it to two or three other students, Myers said.
None of the students smoked or ingested the marijuana, she said.
Another student who wanted to buy the marijuana, but had no money, ended up bringing an edible marijuana item to school on Tuesday and offered it to the original seller, Myers said.
School officials caught on to the trading and talked to all students involved, Myers said, adding that disciplinary action has been taken.
Officials believe that both students stole the marijuana from family members who were unaware that they were missing.
A letter went home to parents Tuesday.
Principal Jennifer Sheldon wrote the incident raises “some serious safety concerns for students. We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug’s legal status in Colorado as of January 1, 2014. Because adults have greater access, there is also the danger that children now have greater access to this potentially dangerous drug.”
“We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people,” Sheldon wrote.