Police: 8-year-old girl tried to smoke pot at Ohio school

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 7:55 AM

PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old girl was caught trying to smoke marijuana by lighting a plastic baggie of it in a restroom at her elementary school, and they're working to determine where she got it.

Police in Pataskala, east of Columbus, report the girl tried to discard the marijuana in a trash can and toilet when a school employee found her last week. Investigators recovered some of the discarded marijuana and a lighter, but no drug paraphernalia.

The girl was suspended, and children's services officials got involved in the case.

Pataskala police Chief Bruce Brooks tells The Advocate newspaper (http://ohne.ws/1QfJ30h ) in nearby Newark that it's fortunate the girl didn't really understand how to light and smoke the marijuana.

The superintendent says the school district is working with police.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.newarkadvocate.com