Marijuana found on students in schools
Students at Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School have been caught with small amounts of marijuana in their possession in separate incidents, said police and school administration.
Three middle school students were cited Dec. 9 with a gram of marijuana after the drug had been passed from one student to two other students to hold, said Principal Steve Wiersma.
He declined to say what school-imposed punishment the students faced, citing school policy. School staff learned of the drug’s presence after another student reported it.
“As far as we know, there was no use of the drug on campus,” Wiersma said.
“Certainly the kids made poor choices.”
According to Capt. Jerry Delong of the Craig Police Department the charge carries a Class 2 petty offense and may require up to a $100 fine upon conviction.
DeLong said no drug paraphernalia was found on the three students.
A Moffat County High School student was issued a citation for less than a gram of marijuana in a Friday incident, DeLong said.
The student faces a city court appearance and has been suspended from school for three days said Principal Jane Krogman.
Krogman declined to say how school officials learned that the drug was on school grounds.
According to school policy, possession of a larger amount of marijuana that constitutes a distribution charge would be grounds for expulsion, she said.
“It’s alarming that a student is bold enough to bring that stuff on campus,” Krogman said.
Krogman and Wiersma said the incidents were the first times this year that drugs have been reported at the schools.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Next week, Colorado Northwestern Community College and Moffat County are hosting a free day-long seminar for local ranchers and agriculture producers.