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Schoolboy with “spliff” on bail

COURT TODAY BLOCKAlthough a teacher caught him with a spliff up to his nose, a 16-year-old schoolboy told a court that he had no idea how the marijuana got inside his schoolbag.

When Magistrate Wanda Blair asked the teen what he was doing with the illegal substance, he explained that he had lent his schoolbag to another student. He said when he got the bag back, he shook it out and something fell out. Curious, he said he decided to smell the item to see what it was.

That was the schoolboy’s explanation after pleading guilty to having cannabis at his school last Friday.

Sergeant Derwin Thompson told the Holetown Magistrates’ Court that a teacher who saw the teen with the spliff to his nose called him over and confiscated it, before handing it over to the Deputy Principal.

The police were summoned, the matter investigated and the item found to be a ‘five bag.’

Magistrate Wanda Blair ordered a presentencing report on the lad who returns to court on December 4.  He was released on $1,000 bail.

15 Responses to Schoolboy with “spliff” on bail

  1. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott October 6, 2015 at 8:59 am

    He lend somebody his bag Well Well gotta think the judge stupid smh

    • Violeta Patricia Piggott
      Violeta Patricia Piggott October 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      I know u can lend somebody ur school bag but in this case it isn’t SORRY dat spliff belongs to him n he knows dat

    • Violeta Patricia Piggott
      Violeta Patricia Piggott October 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      I wasn’t there but am just commenting from what I read n as I said yes they do but in this case whether he borrow d bag or not borrow it he’s the one who got caught with it so it’s his

  2. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister October 6, 2015 at 9:28 am

    This would have never been publicised if it was at the older secondary schools

  3. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers October 6, 2015 at 9:49 am


  4. Amanda Greaves
    Amanda Greaves October 6, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Wha school is dis

  5. carson c cadogan October 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

    The Lad has a point.

    Because he was seen with it does not give ownership to him. The fact that he lent the bag to another seems to be have ignored altogether.

    This seems to be a case of guilty until proven innocent. This child was not properly advised.

    His parents should appeal the Judgement.

    • Sue Donym October 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Here’s the other story: The lad had a joint. Because he was seen with it, gave possession to him. Maybe when it was queried why someone had his bag, the answer did not pass the smell test. This is now a case of guilty. The child has learned a valuable lesson and his parents will be more vigilant – hopefully.

  6. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley October 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm


  7. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow October 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Stop wasting the courts time with petty nonsense….one joint for personal use ? Should not be a criminal offense

  8. kathy-Ann Clarke October 7, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Lol, this is so much bull. Now, he shoul’ve known the Magistrate would not buy that story. He was caught with it, so even if he had lent out his bag, the point is, he was caught with the spliff. It is more real out there than a lot of people want to believe.

  9. Tony Waterman October 8, 2015 at 1:24 am

    @carson c cadogan!!!!””Because he was seen with it does not give ownership to him.”” It was in his POSSESSION when he was Caught with it, therefore it WAS his.

    “”The fact that he lent the bag to another seems to be have ignored altogether.”” nowhere in this article have i read where he decided to tell the authorities, who he had lent the Bag to. Either he is lieing about lending the Bag to another Student, or he is in Cahoots with this UNKNOWN student.

    My only objection to the way this was handled, is that this MIGHT end up with him having a Criminal record, i would prefer very much if the magistrate uses some Common sense and hand him some Community Work, perhaps cleaning up some of that Sargassum seaweed, or anything of that nature.


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