After-school worker accused of selling pot to middle schoolers

Jan. 31, 2014 at 2:49 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Police in California said an after-school program worker at a middle school was arrested on accusations of selling marijuana to students.

Edward Diaz, 20, a program leader for the Think Together after school program in the San Jose Unified School District, was arrested on charges of selling marijuana to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after two Willow Glen Middle School students were caught with marijuana at school and fingered Diaz as their dealer, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday.

Traci Cook, spokeswoman for the San Jose Unified School District, said school officials immediately notified police of the situation.

"The Willow Glen Middle School staff have a particularly caring environment and really strive to help those kids to grow during what could be tough middle school years," Cook said. "They acted completely appropriately in this situation. They were immediate and made sure it was resolved and got the individual off campus right away. They did all the right things."

A Think Together representative declined to comment on the allegations.

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