Drugs and schools aren't supposed to mix -- but that doesn't mean the drugs aren't there.
And the age of the kids getting involved in drugs continues to get younger.
We learned on Thursday that school leaders found marijuana at a Kanawha County middle school. School officials say a student brought marijuana to South Charleston Middle and several students have been disciplined. Police say drug activity in younger grades has increased over the years.
As one policeman said, “….with middle school, that's kind of the starting years, unfortunately, for our kids. If they're going to get into drugs or alcohol that's where it happens.”
Police say younger kids are getting their drugs from other kids ---older brothers and sisters or friends. And they say those friends are an important element. If your child's friends change and you don't really go for them – or if you notice behavior changing or grades dropping -- those are some signs you should be on the lookout for.
The school system is releasing very little about the South Charleston Middle School incident. Officials will only say the students have been disciplined -- they won't say whether they were suspended.