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Three CK students busted with marijuana, one arrested
On Tuesday, one Ridgetop Junior High student was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
At 8:52 a.m., a Kitsap County Sheriff's officer was dispatched to Ridgetop Junior High regarding students being detained for possession of marijuana and cigarettes. The officer was informed that three students, all age 14, left campus to smoke marijuana.
One student, a Central Kitsap resident, was in possession of marijuana. The student "was contacted by school staff and confronted about the marijuana. He gave it to them," states a copied transcript provided by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. The drug was in a small clear plastic jar with a yellow plastic lid.The student was also in possession of a blue, yellow, and orange blown glass pipe with marijuana residue.
Central Kitsap School spokesman David Beil refused to offer any information regarding the incident, except that three students were involved and the information was based on a student report. He also referred the CK Reporter to district discipline policies, along with student privacy and searches of students and their property.
According to records from the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, there have been 307 written reports regarding incidents at Ridgetop Junior High School since 2000, said Scott Wilson, public information officer for KCSO.
Beil stated that a letter did not go out to notify the general school population parents, just those who were involved in the incident. Phone calls home were also placed to the parents of the students involved, he said.
"I'm actually prohibited by federal law (on) giving out information about student discipline records," Beil remarked when asked specifically about the drug incident.
After being read his Miranda Rights with a juvenile clause, the student told the officer he and his friends went off campus to smoke half of the "dime" of marijuana he had purchased in Bremerton. The student refused to disclose who he bought the drugs--valued at $10--from in Bremerton.
The officer showed the student the pipe, and he admitted to smoking marijuana in it earlier in the day, "down the street from the school," states the report. After being confronted by staff, he voluntarily handed over the marijuana, pipe and cigarettes, the report states.
The other two students admitted to taking "hits" off the pipe, and both admitted it belonged to the student on which it was found. The officer tested the drug which came back positive for marijuana.
The student's mother was called and informed that the student was arrested and would be taken to Kitsap County Youth Services Center on the charges of "possession of marijuana under 40 grams and for possession of drug paraphernalia."