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
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.
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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