Middle school students arrested for pot candy: report

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A full investigation is underway at a Denver-area middle school after 15 students were found with pot candy, leading to three arrests, a local news station reported.

Four students at Shaw Heights Middle School in Westminster, Colo., face expulsion and 11 others face suspension after teachers noticed them acting strangely during class and found the pot candy on them.

“At least one of the kids had brought these products to the school and began sharing them with friends,” district spokesman Steve Saunders told the local CBS affiliate.

Some students said they didn’t know the candy, about the size of a Tootsie Roll, contained marijuana.

Three of the students were arrested. 

Mr. Saunders said parents should use the incident as an opportunity to teach their children about the dangers of marijuana.

“You can’t put your head in the sand. This is an issue out there. Kids are going to be exposed to this,” he told the station.

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