Pot-smoking device prompts modified lockdown at Adams City High School

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Adams City H.S. in Commerce City, Colo

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A student brought a device used for smoking marijuana to Adams City High School on Friday morning, and it emitted an odor strong enough to prompt a modified lockdown, Adams County School District 14 officials confirmed.

The smell emanating from the device, known as a "bucket" bong, was noticed just after 10 a.m.

"The device was found in a classroom, the kid had it in his backpack and the pot odor was overwhelming," district spokesperson Manny Gonzalez said. "It was just an odor; nothing deployed and he was not smoking in class."

Still, Gonzalez indicated, "disciplinary action is being taken" against that student.

The school was placed on a moderate lockdown as a precaution, and school resource officers and nurses were brought in "as a precautionary measure to address the needs of students if necessary," the school wrote in a release on its website.

A "bucket" bong is a type of gravity bong and can be made from a variety of objects. It functions through the use of pressure created by a hollowed half-sphere -- usually some sort of severed plastic bottle -- and a bucket of water.

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