MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) – Two parents are facing drug charges after their child took their drugs to school and told a school officer his parents were breaking the law. WBTV is not releasing the names of the parents or the name of the school to protect the child’s identity. The 11-year-old student is in 5th grade at a an elementary school in Matthews. Police say he brought his parents’ marijuana cigarettes to school when he reported them. Matthews Police say he reported his parents after a lesson about marijuana was delivered by a police officer who is part of the D.A.R.E. program, which teaches kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. “Even if it’s happening in their own home with their own parents, they understand that’s a dangerous situation because of what we’re teaching them,” said Matthews Officer Stason Tyrrell. That’s what they’re told to do, to make us aware.” Tyrrell says the town’s D.A.R.E. officer spends time at each of the three elementary schools in Matthews teaching kids to make the right choice when it comes to drugs. Police arrested the child’s 40-year-old father and 38-year-old mother on Thursday. Both were charged with two misdemeanor counts each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. “I don’t give drugs to my kids,” the father told us when we went to his house. When we asked him how his kid got a hold of his drugs, he replied, “That’s no one’s business.” He’s now been removed from his house by social services.

Way to go little guy. You have single-handedly solved one of the greatest crimes in history and turned in your parents while doing it. How long did you work on this case for? Must have just been spying under the table, peering through the keyholes, running counter surveillance operations with your dog, Benjamin. It all paid off. I hope you have plenty of video games and coloring books because you are going to need them while you are waiting for your new foster parents to pluck you from the shelter next week. Bet you didn’t think about that one, did ya? Now you can sit around and get head lice and cooties from the 25 other homeless kids. Way to trade your happy home for a one way ticket to the land of the misfits. Maybe if you are lucky, your parents will get out of jail in a couple weeks and decide that they still want to keep your little punk ass. Even then I wouldn’t want the beating your dad is gonna give you with his black leather belt. Good luck little Johnny…

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