A marijuana pipe was mistaken for a weapon this morning at Warden Middle School - putting the entire K-12 facility under a brief lock down for about eight minutes just after 9 a.m.
Warden Police responded to the call when the school’s secretary contacted them. The male student, who was not identified by school officials, was in the principal's office for wearing a drug related t-shirt when concern was raised that there may have been a weapon in his pocket.
When officers arrived to the school, they found the drug paraphernalia in his pocket and about 18 grams of pot on the student’s person.
The juvenile could have faced misdemeanor charges said police Chief Rick Martin, but he was instead picked up by his parents.
District superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon explained this was the second lock down they have encountered during the seven years she has worked there.