December 12, 2002 7:40 AM

Duuude, where's my kid??

Florida third-graders face pot charges

It used to be all you had to worry about with young children were things like fighting, maybe some occasional stealing- but dealing in marijuana? A couple of weeks ago I read a story about a fifth-grade girl performing oral sex on one of her male classmates. Is it just me, or does this all seem a fair bit ahead of the developmental curve here?

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (CNN) -- Two third-graders at a Florida elementary school are facing felony charges Wednesday after police said they were found to have 15 plastic bags of marijuana.

Port St. Lucie police said a cafeteria worker at the Rivers Edge Elementary School told them a 9-year-old boy had shown her a plastic bag of what appeared to be pot.

The boy had 12 small bags of marijuana, according to a police report.

The student admitted he attempted to sell some of the bags to another third-grader, according to police. A second pupil was found in possession of three bags, police said. He told police he got them from the first boy on the bus on the way to school.

The boy with three bags was charged with possession of marijuana, a felony because it happened on school grounds. The second boy was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

And it gets better. Here's a story about a four-year-old girl girl who brought her Head Start teacher a bag of marijuana as a gift. Sorta gives a whole new meaning to "Head" Start, eh?

I suppose some of this wierdness happened when I was younger, and perhaps the real problem is just that stuff like this is more easily publicized now. Even so, I have to ask just what the parents of these childrent were (or were not) up to? It's things like this that make me wonder why you need a license to own gun or run a business, but not to have a child. Damn....

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