GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators are looking into a group of fourth graders caught with marijuana on the school playground this week.
The incident happened outside Monfort Elementary School in Greeley. The children claimed they got it from their grandparents.
In addition to looking at whether the family members of the children should be charged, police say that the four 10 year olds could also face charges.
Parents say what happened on the playground impacts their children as well.
“It was crazy hearing from a 7-year-old that there’s weed on school property and she knows about it,” parent Kaitlin Wonderlich said.
The discovery that the elementary school students sold and traded marijuana and pot candy at Monfort’s playground forces parents to deal with what may be an unintended consequence of Colorado’s new law.
“It definitely is one of those offshoots from the legalization of marijuana and it is something I think we’ll probably see more of in the future,” Sgt. Joe Tymkowych with Greeley police said.
Tymkowych says detectives are now investigating whether the students’ families are responsible. The students say they got the weed from grandparents’ homes. Police want to know if it purchased legally and secured.
“If they come to school, it’s no longer a safe place, it’s still a drug free zone, whether they’ve changed the laws or not,” Wonderlich said.
That means more parents are having conversation with their children.
The school parent association said they have no comment on what happened.
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