A PRIMARY school pupil has been reported to police after he was allegedly caught with cannabis in class, The Sun reports. Officers were called to the school in South Lanarkshire on 21 December after stunned teachers discovered an 11-year-old boy had Class B drugs on him. Police spoke to the student and parents were notified about the incident, which took place right before Christmas. The school is not being named to protect the child’s anonymity.
Police referred the incident to the area’s Youth Justice Co-ordinator and the child could be dealt with using the Early and Effective Intervention initiative, a social work-led team – or the Scottish Children’s Reporter. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland spoke to the Evening Times and said: “An 11-year-old male pupil at a primary school in South Lanarkshire has been referred to the local Youth Justice Co-ordinator for alleged drug offences.
“A decision has still to be made regarding the disposal. The pupil may yet be given a formal police warning or referred to the Children’s Reporter.” A spokesman for South Lanarkshire Council said they were aware of the incident.