Two Burroughs High students cited for marijuana possession

Two Burroughs High School students were cited Tuesday morning on suspicion of possessing marijuana, police said.

School authorities caught one of the students, a 14-year-old male, smoking marijuana in the boys bathroom before noon, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

When he was brought to the office, he admitted to buying the drug from his 16-year-old classmate on campus.

When authorities recovered marijuana from the 16-year-old’s backpack, he admitted to selling the drug, Ryburn said.

The younger male was cited on suspicion of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. The older male was cited on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sales.

Their identities were not released because they’re minors.

Both were subsequently released to their parents, police said.

“The school staff and the police department are working together to address any narcotic or drug activity on the campus,” Ryburn said. “We can’t allow that in our schools.”

The teens will likely appear in Pasadena juvenile court within the next couple months, Ryburn added.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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