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