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Cannabis found in school playground
11:40am Thursday 28th June 2012 in News
CANNABIS was found by children on a playground at a Great Sankey primary school.
Three bags with small amounts of the class B drug were found by pupils in the junior playground of Barrowhall Primary School.
They alerted staff who called the police.
The incident took place before the start of school on Thursday, June 21.
One woman with a child at the school, who did not wished to be named, said she was disappointed parents had not been officially informed.
She said: “I think it is really scary for 10-year-olds to be finding cannabis on their playground.
“I have contacted the school and they say they have dealt with it and liaised with the police “I think parents should be notified.
“It sent shivers down my spine when I was told the bag contained papers and resin, a whole kit.
“If these children hadn’t been so responsible, they could have dabbled in it.”
Head teacher Geoff Bowles said: “We informed the police as soon as this incident was brought to our attention and as the health and safety of our pupils is paramount, I would like to reassure parents that we are continuing to be vigilant and check the area involved every day.
“Generally we don’t update parents about isolated incidents however we do appreciate parents concerns and will of course keep them informed of any important developments.
Inspector Dave Griffiths, of Warrington West NPU, said: “Officers attended the scene and seized 3 small plastic bags containing trace amounts of suspected herbal cannabis. The local policing team has liaised with the school. ”