A 14-year-old girl has shocked many as she was arrested in school for reportedly selling marijuana to her fellow students.
The ninth grader (equivalent of JSS 3), who is schooling at a high school in Verulam was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after she was found in possession of 24 wrappings of marijuana yesterday morning.
Reaction Officers received information at about 9:30 am that a female student of the school had in her possession narcotics with the intent of selling to other students in the school during their lunch break.
Acting on the information a female Reaction Officer accompanied by an educator from the school proceeded to the grade nine learners class. When she noticed the Officer enter the classroom she removed a pink pencil case from her bag and placed on the desk of the pupil seated next to her. When the RUSA Officer opened the pencil case she discovered the 24 wrappings of cannabis inside.
The girl upon interrogation then confessed that the drugs were given to her by her 17 year old sister who is in grade 11 at the same school.
She went on to explain that she was only filling in for her sister who normally sells the drugs to other students in the school, because she was absent from school on that day.
She also confessed that she was instructed to give the pencil case to another learner who would approach her during the lunch break and assist her to sell the drugs to other learners for R5.00 each.
According to her:
“My sister sells the drugs to other pupils in school but she is not fine and cannot make it to school today, so I was asked to give the drugs to a guy who will help sell to other students in the school that normally buys from my sister”.