Marijuana and Alcohol Consumed by Kids in Silver Spring

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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.

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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.

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.

READ:  1973 Aerial View of Downtown Washington

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