Cedar Heights teens arrested for selling pot at school

Three Cedar Heights Junior High School students were arrested earlier this month for allegedly selling marijuana to other students and carrying dangerous weapons on campus.

According to the incident report filed by School Resource Officer Bob MacFann, school officials found a four-inch knife and chain in a 15-year-old’s bag after receiving a tip that she was holding illegal items for a 14-year-old male student.

Officials told MacFann the male suspect is subject to backpack searches as a condition of his being admitted to the school after reportedly plotting to kill an elementary school teacher last year.

Officials also told MacFann the 14-year-old was suspected of selling pot that he reportedly obtained from a third student, a 12-year-old girl.

After searching the third student’s bag, school officials found a baggie of marijuana and a beer.

MacFann questioned the girl, who admitted providing marijuana to the 14-year-old by giving it first to the 15-year-old. She told MacFann she got the marijuana from her father, and that he knew she takes both drugs and beer to school.

According to his report, MacFann then called the girl’s father, who confirmed he sometimes allows his daughter to take marijuana and alcohol to school.

MacFann then questioned both the 15- and 14-year-old, who confirmed that the 12-year-old gave pot to the other female student, who then passed it to the 14-year-old.

MacFann then arrested all three and booked them into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center. The 12-year-old was charged with distributing a controlled substance and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Both the 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl were charged with distributing a controlled substance and carrying a dangerous weapon.

According to the report, MacFann then forwarded the information to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office for possible child neglect or abuse charges against at least one of the children’s parents.

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