Cops say teen smoked pot in class

Published 10:22 pm Monday, March 14, 2011

Four teens have been suspended from classes at King’s Fork High School on allegations that one was smoking in class and the other three helped him hide the smoking device.

According to city spokeswoman Debbie George, a biology teacher had left the classroom for a short time. The classroom has a partition that separates a classroom portion from an area that is set up as a lab, George said.

While the teacher was out of the room, a 15-year-old boy allegedly slipped over to the lab portion of the room and smoked marijuana.

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The school resource officer was notified to respond to the room, George said. He located the smoking device on another student.

The three other students — 15- and 14-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl — allegedly helped hide the device by passing it among themselves. The device tested positive for the presence of marijuana.

The student who allegedly smoked the marijuana has been charged with possession of marijuana, suspended and recommended for expulsion. The other three students have been suspended, and additional disciplinary action is possible pending an investigation by the school.