June 3, 2009

Student allegedly lit joint in class

A Washington state high school student was arrested for allegedly lighting a marijuana cigarette during his English class, authorities said.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said the 17-year-old Gig Harbor student lit the joint after reading an essay on legalizing marijuana to his Peninsula High School class and proceeded to swallow the cannabis after taking a few puffs, Seattlepi.com reported Wednesday.

The student was arrested by deputies and taken to juvenile detention.