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Chesterfield Police: Marijuana found in 9-year-old's schoolbag

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

An elementary school student is facing charges after police say school personnel found marijuana in his bag at school.

Police say the student goes to Bensley Elementary. The 9-year-old student is charged with possession of marijuana.

"We take very seriously our responsibility to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from disruption," said Chesterfield Schools Spokesman Shawn Smith. "Students who violate student conduct regulations are subject to suspension and/or expulsion, and, if the offense is a violation of the law, to prosecution."

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