First grader goes to locker, finds bags of marijuana
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ Police said a first-grader found more than 20 bags of marijuana in her locker.
The 6-year-old Franklin Magnet School student "took her hat out of the locker to go home from school ... and when she went to put it on, the bags fell out," said school district spokesman Neil Driscoll on Monday.
The student made the discovery Thursday and immediately reported it to a teacher, Driscoll said.
It's unclear where the drugs came from, but they appear to have been in her locker throughout the school day, said police spokesman, Sgt. Tom Connellan. She apparently did not wear the hat to school that day.
Principal Frank Fiello said the locker is really more like a cubby space with a hook and a door. The lockers don't lock, he said.
"This is absolutely, no question, in all the years I've been in education, the most unusual thing I've seen," Fiello said.