Mar 13 2005
Wales on Sunday
NONE of the teenage boys arrested following a drugs bust at one of Wales' top state schools are to be charged by police.
Five Year 9 pupils, aged 14 and 15, have escaped prosecution after being arrested for possessing cannabis resin at posh Cowbridge Comprehensive in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Instead, all five have been reprimanded under Home Office guidelines.
South Wales Police say their investigations are now complete.
The school must now decide whether to re-instate one of the boys thrown out after being accused of giving cannabis resin to classmates.
And last night it emerged that two of the five pupils are also facing exclusion. The other two are expected to remain at Cowbridge.
Sergeant Nick Kihlberg said: "The school worked closely with police during the investigation and remains supportive with their stance against drugs."
It is shocking when you compare what happens in America, (Goose Creek, Palm Beach, a 6-year-old giving a bag of dirt to her friend) to what happens in the rest of the developed world when it comes to illegal drugs (or look alike illegal drugs) and kids.