2nd Grader Brings Uncle's Pot To School - No Punishment - Zero Tolerance Policy?

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    I say Kudos to the school for getting this one right. Zero Tolerance is a farce - should be judged on a case-by-case basis. This one was. Good for the school!

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    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A second grader who brought more than a dozen bags of marijuana to school will not face criminal charges - but his uncle will.

    The 8-year-old student at the Dunbar School found his uncle's stash, and brought it on a school field trip Friday to show friends, police said.

    A teacher found the boy stuffing bags of pot into his pockets during the trip to Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History.

    "We immediately contacted the state Department of Children and Families because we were more concerned about the youngster," said Michael Giannotti, a spokesman for the school system. "After an investigation, we decided not to suspend the youngster because we don't feel there was any malice on his part."

    His uncle, 18-year-old Albert Davidson of Stamford, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school and risk of injury to a minor. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

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    No malice on his part huh...Does anyone remember the little 2-3rd grader that got suspended because his mom left a knife, that she had used to cut up his lunch, in his lunch bag. Surely no malice there either, at least schools are using common sense now.
     
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    sure there was malice. How do you think his uncle feels finding all his pot gone? lol :eek: :p: :rotflmao:

    It is good to see that common sense isnt completely dead.
     

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