A very brave Barnesville, Minn., 9-year-old girl made a tough call when she decided to walk in to a police station to inform officials that her parents were not only growing but selling and smoking marijuana at her home.
The pint-sized fourth grader who has not been identified for obvious reasons, reportedly told officers that her mom and dad kept the marijuana plants under their house. Upon telling police about the location of the plants, the child also mentioned how whenever her parents smoked the drug, the smell would waft throughout her home and its odor would make her feel sick. The girl also explained to police how she feared her dog’s health would negatively be affected by the marijuana harbored in the home.
According to Barnesville Police Officer Ryan Beattie, who spoke to the Star Tribune, the child was well-versed enough to provide him with all the facts they needed to take the appropriate action, stating, “She was a very brave, very smart, very articulate little girl. It was almost like interviewing an adult. She appeared to have intelligence far above a normal little girl … [and] she gave some pretty specific information about things, like types of drug paraphernalia, that no young person ought to have knowledge about.”
When police searched the girl’s home, they reportedly uncovered seven marijuana plants growing under the residence, just as the child stated. Officers also stumbled upon drug paraphernalia and a substance that tested positively for the narcotic meth.
Reportedly, the charges against the child’s parents are still pending until the laboratory testing of the drugs and plants found at the residence are conclusive.
Meanwhile the little girl has reportedly been temporarily removed from her home and placed with her grandparents.
"I'm sitting in the car with the windows rolled up 'cause I want to know how it feels to be left in the car," the Greensboro, N.C., man explained in a YouTube video.
He's sitting in a car with the windows rolled up because he wants his 15 minutes of fame on you tube!
Williams posted the video and challenged others to sit in a hot car with the windows up so that they can feel what it's like to be left alone in a hot automobile.
It probably feels......hot! The psycho parents who leave their children in a hot car should be sentenced to sit in a hot car themselves.
"As you can see, I'm sweating like, (a fat dude in a hot car?) I can barely breathe out here but my system is stronger than these little kids' systems," a sweaty Williams says in the video.
The day Williams started his challenge, it was 86 degrees outside. The inside car temperature can "rise as much as 20 degrees in 10 minutes." A child's body temperature rises much faster, meaning that a few minutes in a hot car can be fatal.
Since the video was posted sometime last month, it has received nearly 8,000 views and people have been responding to the challenge and helping Williams spread the word. Several viewers have posted their own videos with personal messages.
"I feel sick and nauseous, and I can't wait to get out of this car," said one Portland, Ore., woman who took the challenge. "It is easily over 100 degrees in the car, but all I can say is, mothers and fathers, I urge you ... please don't leave your children in the car."
Courtney Spruill, who teaches history and PE at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville was suspended for 15 days without pay on July 1.
The booty shaking lesson allegedly occurred in May during a party for the girls' soccer team that took place at the house of one of the players. Spruill is the team coach.
Pole dancing coach.
Witnesses at the party told Duval County School Board investigators they saw Spruill drinking vodka and twerking on the players........
Investigators also say they reviewed a cellphone video Spruill getting a lap dance from a student at the party.
The woman who hosted the party told investigators that Spruill brought her a housewarming gift of vodka, but said she didn't allow alcohol around the kids, Jacksonville.com reports.
District investigators said Spruill's actions show "the gross exercise of poor judgment," according to documents obtained by ActionNewsJax.com.