Primary school principal condemns parents smoking weed at school gates

A principal has condemned parents smoking weed while they wait for their children at the school gates.
A principal has condemned parents smoking weed while they wait for their children at the school gates. Photo credit: Getty

A UK primary school principal has condemned parents smoking weed while they wait for their children at the school gates.

Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School head teacher Pauline Northcott sent a stern letter home when she learned parents were passing joints around at the school gates.

The letter, titled 'Inappropriate behaviour on or around the school premises', detailed her outrage at parents who smoke cannabis and swear near their children.

She also informed parents she had reported the issue to the police.

Parents at the County Durham school told Metro the police are to blame for their "soft touch" approach to cannabis users.

"You would have thought anything around kids or schools, the police would be right on it. But they're not bothered," one father said.

However, Chief Constable Barton told Metro he can't execute search warrants looking for a single cannabis plant.

"If I had been stood next to someone who was smoking cannabis at the school gate, they would have been nicked  pure and simple  and any of my officers would have done the same."

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