Fourth-graders tried to sell marijuana, principal says

Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 12:46 PM
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BURNETTOWN, S.C.- Two Jefferson Elementary fourth graders could face charges of attempting to sell marijuana to other students, authorities said today.

Principal Pam Hart contacted Burnettown Police Department after students told teachers that the boys were attempting to trade marijuana for food, money and other items, Chief David Paul Smith said.

Police recovered 3 grams of marijuana from the 10-year-old boys, but police could not determine which students the boys distributed drugs to, Chief Smith said.

The students would not say where they got the drugs.

Aiken County Family Court will determine whether the boys will face charges. Both of the children have been placed back with their families.

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HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 02/06/09 - 01:09 pm
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Elementary School? Damn, it

Elementary School? Damn, it is hard enough learning your Multiplication Table without being stoned. On a serious note. Find the source and nail their azzes to the wall. This is just ridiculous.

sueboo418
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sueboo418 02/06/09 - 01:46 pm
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Couldn't have said it any

Couldn't have said it any better Hypocrites!!!

Galan Lewis
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Galan Lewis 02/06/09 - 01:56 pm
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Placed back with their

Placed back with their familes? That's probably the source that they got the drugs from.

jajo1012
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jajo1012 02/06/09 - 02:20 pm
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fourth graders selling pot? i

fourth graders selling pot? i think hell just froze over.

Lipstick
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Lipstick 02/06/09 - 02:44 pm
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Hell froze over back in

Hell froze over back in November. This is just a sign of the times...

Drama Mamma
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Drama Mamma 02/06/09 - 03:31 pm
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Wow times sure have changed

Wow times sure have changed since 1987 school days.
If you look at the way people talk on tv, radio's there so much
uglyness out there now for these kids today compared to many years ago were you could not say a bad word makes me wonder is this the problem? I dont think it should be allowed I mean they learn early there is cursing on cartoons and that's where it starts and the way these kids are today there just not given the right tools for proper behavior.

soldout
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soldout 02/06/09 - 03:53 pm
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At least they didn't do

At least they didn't do something really bad like read a Bible or pray.

My_2nd
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My_2nd 02/06/09 - 04:13 pm
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nothing new there...except

nothing new there...except it's not a richmond or columbia county school where this stuff happens on a weekly basis.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 02/06/09 - 04:14 pm
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Charge them! And hell has

Charge them! And hell has been freezing over since November 1980.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 02/06/09 - 04:16 pm
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soldout, this is about the

soldout, this is about the worst thing pupils can do, except for bring a gun to school.

ladybug2
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ladybug2 02/06/09 - 04:27 pm
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wow...what has our world come

wow...what has our world come to

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 02/06/09 - 04:28 pm
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they will be skipping or

they will be skipping or dropped out of school and standing on the corner slinging "product" along with their sorry parents in 2 years tops......

TechLover
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TechLover 02/06/09 - 05:16 pm
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Evidently they have learned

Evidently they have learned capitalism at an early age. You righties should be celebrating their ingenuity and work ethic.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 02/06/09 - 06:24 pm
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Charge their parents and I

Charge their parents and I bet the kids will sing like canaries.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 02/06/09 - 09:20 pm
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Sorry Tech Lover, but

Sorry Tech Lover, but "righties" believe in the rules of LAW and capitalism. It's you lefties that flaunt the law and then DON'T PAY TAXES on your gains.

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thats me 02/06/09 - 09:50 pm
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10 years old? That is

10 years old? That is terrible. How would they go about approaching thier peers to try to sell it to them? "hey, did you catch Spongebob last night? Yeah that Patrick, he is funny. So, would you like to buy some weed?". Would they even know what to do with it?

mable8
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mable8 02/07/09 - 09:11 am
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Find the adults or older

Find the adults or older teens who put the children up to this and file charges against them; remove the children, along with any siblings, until both families are fully investigated. 10 year olds do not have the ability to set themselves up in a business dealing with illegal drugs. Filing charges against the children is just plain stupid and certainly not in their best interest.

acisbiasedandsucs
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acisbiasedandsucs 02/07/09 - 10:27 am
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well -- osama did say he was

well -- osama did say he was going to stimulate the economy !!

gvoicinganopinion
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gvoicinganopinion 02/09/09 - 12:11 pm
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Wow this is insane. 10 years

Wow this is insane.
10 years old. I can't even imagine that a 10 year old would be selling drugs - how do they even know about that stuff yet. The child should be removed from their home until authorities can determine where the drugs came from. There is no sense in this !!!!!

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SandyK2005 02/09/09 - 08:02 pm
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"Wow times sure have changed

"Wow times sure have changed since 1987 school days." ----- Not much. Even back in the 70s when I went to school, some kids were just plain deviants (some sexual; some with drugs; and yes, schools back then students carried weapons [not firearms, except in their cars] but knives/brass knuckles/and at that time what was popular - numchucks. The difference today is kids won't face any punishment if they actually used them for everything but self-defense (as their parents would literally tan their hide if they did -- which kids feared worse than anything at school [common punishment in those days was to be disciplined at school, and the school to also call the parents, who'll discipline Billy Bob when they return -- one of the longest walks home as that beating was going to h-u-r-t worse!!]).

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