School for Scandal?

, Deborah Lambert, Leave a comment

Here’s a good story line for your favorite TV cop show: Get a school administrator to set up a drug deal between two middle-school students, and then deny your involvement.

The Washington Examiner reported that Connecticut school assistant principal Amy Watson “told a student he could get out of detention if he bought drugs from another student.”
“When the kid said he only had $2, Watson gave him more cash and passed along the plans to buy the marijuana,” East Hartford Connecticut police said.

It turns out that Watson and a school security guard had set up their own sting operation, which turned out not to be such a good idea.

They were charged with “risk of injury to a minor and lying about the plot.”

The one person who may have experienced a short-term benefit from this set-up was the student who ended up buying the drugs himself.

Deborah Lambert writes the Squeaky Chalk column for Accuracy in Academia.