Family Says School Asked Boy To Take Part In Drug Sting

The family of a 12-year-old boy is suing the Los Angeles school district, claiming that three administrators asked the student to take part in a drug sting operation.

According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, the educators gave the boy cash and told him to buy drugs from a suspected drug dealer, even though the plan was not sanctioned by police.

The lawsuit says the sting was enacted after the boy told Porter Middle School administrators that a 14-year-old was selling marijuana on campus.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Attorney Alexander Calfo says asking a minor to purchase drugs is a felony.

District spokeswoman Monica Carazo says she had not seen the lawsuit, so she could not comment


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  • by citizens Location: newport on Jan 24, 2010 at 09:06 AM
    well meth is the white mans crack you cant blame anyone else for it. and were are the sting operation
  • by CherryCracker Kool-Aid Location: CA on Jan 23, 2010 at 09:13 PM
    "According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, the educators gave the boy cash and told him to buy drugs..." That's what "take part" means in this case. A headline doesn't have to be specific. Headlines are not detailed but rather an outline of the most basic point. When you read the story, you get the details. By the way, many kids anywhere in the country end up buying drugs anyway. lol
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 at 08:05 PM
    I would never ask my son to do this. It is people own business what they put in their bodies. The war on drugs is becoming ridiculous. To actually people are enlisting kids to take part in a drug sting operation is just crazy.
  • by US citizens for now Location: Washington on Jan 23, 2010 at 07:32 PM
    take part could mean many things besides selling or buying the drugs. they need to be more specific with their headline. the undeserved money for unspecified damages is only our tax dollars going to work for us. what a waste. many kids in LA end up buying drugs anyway.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 at 04:43 PM
    Oh you think so? If you want to know what they've been indulging in, get their hair tested. You can't hide anything in that. As to knowing what to look for, it's not that difficult if you're actually involved in your child's life. DARE is a good program though, yes.
  • by Family Location: havelock on Jan 23, 2010 at 03:28 PM
    well you can drug test your kid's for pot in there system but cocain, meth , x other hard core drugs out of your system in a few days and you would never know and it seem to be a growing problem in these little towns . at least with pot you knew who was using by smelling it on someone .people are turning to hard core drugs to work out and trying to stay fit not just your local junkie on the conner anymore it could be your mom , dad and even your sister .they think they cant get hooked till its to late or it wont happen to them . we do need protection from the police to help the people know the signs of a addict and what to look for . it should be played on our local new's . how can we help if we dont know what to look for .and schools are a good start .like the good ole Dare program . think of all the live's it has help over the year's ASA we need more even DARE programs that travel to local store's librarys get the message out. also PILLS KILL another good program
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Jan 23, 2010 at 01:48 PM
    Just as I feared; there goes the country/neighborhood.
  • by to Family on Jan 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    I know you would not want your child part of a drug sting operation.
  • by CherryCracker Kool-Aid Location: CA on Jan 23, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    Uh yeah.. NO. The point of the story is that a drug sting is supposed to be enacted by the police, not school officials. If this really happened as the kid claims, they were way out of line. This is a case of people taking the law into their own hands in the wrong way.
  • by uH on Jan 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM
    You do realize kids would be getting killed for doing this to meth dealers.
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