GREELEY, COLO. – Several elementary school students in Colorado were suspended Tuesday after school officials discovered they were selling and trading stolen, loose-leaf marijuana and edible forms of the drug at school.
"Over the past two days, we have had two separate incidents of students bringing marijuana into our school, both in the form of loose-leaf marijuana and an edible form of the drug," Jennifer Sheldon, principal of Montfort Elementary School, wrote in a letter to parents.
On Monday, a fourth-grade student brought loose-leaf marijuana to school and sold it to three other students, reports KUSA-TV.
One of the students who purchased pot brought a marijuana edible to school the following day and gave it to the kid who initially sold him loose-leaf pot, according to school officials.
The drug deal was exposed by yet another student who told a teacher. According to school officials, the students stole it from their grandparents who didn't lock it up.
None of the kids where charged, however the students involved have been suspended.
At the school district's request, the grandparents will not be charged either. Instead, they're hoping this will serve as a warning to any adult who consumes marijuana.
"The word of warning is this stuff is dangerous and we wish they would secure it much like they would secure it much like they would a firearm or something that could get in the hands of kids," said John Gates, director of school safety for Greeley School District 6.