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Police: Student Brought Pot to Her Graduation

An eighth-grade student was arrested at her graduation ceremony in New Jersey Monday after marijuana cigarettes were found in her purse

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    Authorities say a Bayonne, N.J., student was arrested at her eighth-grade graduation after marijuana cigarettes were found in her purse.

    City police tell The Jersey Journal that a teacher supervising Monday's ceremony at the Midtown Community School was holding some students' purses as they went to get their diplomas.

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    When she smelled marijuana coming from one of them, she brought the purse to the principal's office. School officials soon found the drugs underneath a white tissue.

    Police were called to the school and the girl was arrested for possession of marijuana. She was released into the custody of a parent.

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