Middle School Students Caught With Cocaine At Anti-Drug Rally

By Each Hit · Oct 31, 2008 · Updated Oct 31, 2008 · ·
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    [size=-1]Thursday, October 30, 2008 – updated: 5:36 pm EDT October 30, 2008[/size]

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The timing couldn't have been worse. Just when teachers had gathered all students at Howard Middle School (see map) for an anti-drug rally, two students were caught with cocaine on campus.

    The kids were sitting in the audience learning how to "Just Say No" and according the charging affidavit one of the boys told police he'd simply found the bag of cocaine on his way to school. That's a story police don't seem to buy.

    Their mug shots are probably not the pictures that Trane Chenault and Victor Bertil, both 14 years old, will use to remember their eighth grade year at Howard Middle School. The pair was arrested at anti-drug assembly Wednesday when police say a teacher caught the young men with a baggie of cocaine.

    "I mean, crack cocaine, in a middle school? I'm shocked," parent Roni Wood told Eyewitness News.

    It is Drug Awareness Week at the A-rated school, but at the school-wide assembly Wednesday, where kids were given "drug-free" t-shirts, a teacher said she saw Chenault passing a small, white plastic bag to Bertil. A field test determined that the bag contained cocaine and the young men were arrested on felony drug charges inside their middle school.

    "If the other kids saw it and they were arrested, at least it shows in the real world what's going to happen," parent Mary Robinson said.

    Eyewitness News stopped by Chenault's apartment, but no one was home. In the housing complex where Bertil grew up, a family friend said Bertil, at least, was probably just an innocent bystander.

    "Vic probably didn't know what it was. The kid was probably showing it to him. And if a teacher comes up, that's probably his first reaction, to hide it," family friend Jose Rodriguez said.

    But at Howard Middle, the very thought of drugs in a middle school has some ready to pull their children out. Others worry drugs may be more common than most parents would guess.

    The school district can't say much about the case, but said both young men have already been suspended and the district has recommended that they be expelled.


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  1. amadeusstoner

    Drugs in school?... now there's a crazy idea. I love how today's parental units act so oblivious to all that the children of our time do. I thought it was obvious we lived in a world full of drug-induced adolescents. Or maybe I just live in that world?
  2. Panthers007
    In Florida? If they're African-American, they'll be sent to prison until they're 21, or be tried as adults and given a mandatory 5 years for having illegal drugs within 1,000 yards of a school. If they're white, they'll get a big fine and expelled from school for good.
  3. fiveleggedrat
    Fuck man, can it get anymore retarded down here?

    The kid shoulda been suspended, and that's about it. Expulsion? What the fuck's that gonna do beside make this kid into a dropout/criminal?

    Stupid people can't make connections, I guess.
  4. Euthanatos93420
    Make Swim think the shit was staged.

    That's right kids. Narc out your buddies and you can get off Scott-free too.

    Even after 80 years of prohibition? You're seriously shocked? No, You're only shocked because you are a complete ignoramus. Wake up.
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