CRIME

Primary School Warns Parents To Stop Smoking Weed At Dropoff

Maybe they thought it was baking class.

These parents apparently think the so-called three R's of education are reading, writing and reefer.

A primary school in Greater Manchester, England, has told moms and dads to stop smoking marijuana at dropoff and pickup or face police action, the Independent reported.

"This is a serious safeguarding concern and if further complaints are brought to our attention, we will notify the relevant authorities," reads the Feb. 11 letter from deputy head teacher Deborah Binns of St. John's Church of England Primary School in Radcliffe.

The school issued the warning after complaints from other parents and says older children had noticed as well. Here's the letter in full, posted to the Preston Local News' Facebook:

"We felt there was a need to send a letter to remind people that this is a place of learning and we are trying to set a good example for the children," head teacher Jason Harvey said, per the Daily Mirror.

Cannabis is a Class B drug in the U.K., meaning that unauthorized possession can carry a penalty as hefty as 5 years in prison or an "unlimited" fine. 

The Greater Manchester Police has stepped up its joint effort with the school, the Guardian reported. "The policing team will be working closely with the school and anyone found to be engaging in such activity will be dealt with accordingly by the police," a police spokesman said to the outlet.

H/T Fark

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