8-year-old Ohio girl caught with marijuana in elementary school bathroom

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PATASKALA, Ohio — An 8-year-old girl was suspended from a school in Pataskala last week after police say she was caught with marijuana inside a bathroom at her elementary school.

The girl was allegedly trying to light the drug when she was found.

WSYX reports that family of the little girl says they believe another student planted the drugs on her while on the school bus and told her what to do with them.

“Very innocently she lit it up and got in trouble, and the other little girl didn’t get in trouble,” said a neighbor of the little girl’s family.

School administrators suspended the girl for 10 days, but that was later reduced to three.

The little girl’s sister says school officials are reviewing surveillance video from the bus to figure out exactly what happened.

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