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Bizarre and Disappointing: 1977 Marijuana and Liquor Smuggling by School Kids in Montgomery County

This is an unexpected and disappointing article from 1977 about a small group of sixth-graders and a third-grader smuggling marijuana and liquor to and from an elementary school in Montgomery County. Interestingly, this occurred just a few days before President Jimmy Carter implemented the first civil rights law for people with disabilities.
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This is a bizarre and disappointing article that we dug up in The Washington Post. It was printed on April 2nd, 1977.

Montgomery County school officials have learned that a small group of children–six sixth-graders and a third-grader–were smoking marijuana and drinking liquor on the way to and from an elementary school in a comfortable Silver Spring neighborhood.

Until authorities found out about it last month, the children were stashing their contraband in the woods behind the Oak View Elementary School in Silver Spring before class each day and retrieving it after school, according to information pieced together by school officials from talks with children and parents involved.

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Interesting to note that a few days later, a huge sit-in across 10 cities, centered in San Francisco, pushed President Jimmy Carter to implement the first civil rights law for people with disabilities.

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