5th grader caught with pot to be transferred to alternative program

5th grader caught with pot to be transferred to alternative program

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 3:33 PM

SUFFOLK-- The fifth-grader who allegedly brought marijuana to his elementary school Friday, in an effort to stop his dad from smoking it, will be transferred to a middle school alternative program.

Diana Klink, spokeswoman for the city of Suffolk, said the boy was a student at Driver Elementary.

The boy's parents and police were notified by the school of the incident.

Klink said that in a meeting with the boy's mother and police, the boy said he found it in his father's truck and brought it to school to show his teacher because, "he wanted his father to stop smoking marijuana."

Suffolk Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said the parents will have five days to appeal once they receive the official letter.

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