3-Year-Old Sent to School With Something Truly Horrifying in Her Little Pink Backpack

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backpackWhen a 3-year-old girl arrived at school reeking of pot Friday morning, teachers, naturally, were a tad concerned. They called the police, who, in turn, opened up the toddler's pink Minnie Mouse backpack, and found not 1, not 2, but 14 bags of marijuana inside. Awesome, right? And I'll give you one guess as to how the drugs got in there.

If you said "her parent," you get a gold star. Kind of. Kelly Mena, a 24-year-old friend of the girl's father, has admitted that the marijuana was his, and that he, for whatever reason, put the drugs into the girl's backpack. Now, even though the girl's father wasn't directly responsible for what happened, who the hell is this guy hanging out with? And why does he have these kinds of people around his child?

Thankfully, the marijuana was found before anything happened, but things could have gone really bad here. What if the kid opened up her backpack before anyone else and ate a bag-full, not knowing that it wasn't a snack? I mean, I don't think it's crazy for a child to find something in a plastic baggie in their knapsack and assume it's food. Or what if someone else discovered what was in the backpack before the police did and did something truly awful to get it? All kinds of horrific scenarios could have played out.

Hopefully, the parents of this child will be held accountable in some way for what happened, in addition to Mena. As parents, we can't control every aspect of what happens around our children, but I'm not so sure too many of us would have someone in our home who would put 14 bags of weed in our kid's pink Disney backpack. And if we do, maybe it isn't the best place for the kid to live.

What do you think of this? Do you think the girl's parents should be held responsible in any way?


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BirdCo BirdCo

I was expecting something like a severed head.

Green... Greenmomma1018

I honestly was expecting something along the lines of a gun, or knife, something that is TRULY horrifying, something that can kill or harm someone. Lol

The Headline is a joke.

A bag of weed

A bag of weed

Everything is funnier

With a bag of weed!

Katha... Katharine205

I think it's pretty horrifying for a little girl to have drugs in her backpack.  I feel sorry for this little girl.

nonmember avatar Betty Ann

Lmao yes they would start snacking on it because we all know weed taste delicious! Hahahahaha yeah right

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Stupid. That is not truly horrifying... Surprising? Yes. Idiotic? For sure. Dangerous? I wouldn't even go THAT far. Horrifying? No.

sweet... sweetaspie630

Agree with Autumnleaves87

nonmember avatar Harmless

Horrifying?? The only thing that could potentially be dangerous about this situation is....nothing. Stupid parent friend thats all. I would love an article of the horrific scenarios. And should they live in a home where pot is consumed? um what about a house where zanax and wine are being consumed...when have you ever heard of mistreatment of a child directly connected to pot? ok hmm ignorant article

Shelby Vargas

if it wasnt for her being a little kid instead of like a 10+ year old then it would be normal. i know ALOT of people who smoke weed. its safer than alcohol. alot of my friends smoke weed. the US needs to all legalize it.

Brenda Gibson

I had a little girl in the nursery at church that had pot in her diaper bag. Her grandparents had picked her up from the parents and brought her to church. I went to get a diaper out of the bag and found pot, a bowl and a pair of scissors. It was very awkward to say the least when I had to tell the grandparents. But the only dangerous part was the scissors.

Dawn Corser Bennett

I think the school and cops probably caused more drama for the child than anything... I am a parent/grandparent.. and mornings are hectic when you got kids... who really would have thought to check their childs backpack unless you were putting something in it.. I always did that the night before... the person who put the stuff in there came clean... is that not good enough... can you say police state/country... at least it wasn't a gun(water) or a pop tart made into a gun.. so sick of these stupid stories... more important things going on.

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