In DC, a fourth grader brought cocaine to school and was charged with drug possession. In Miami, a fourth grader's use of cocaine got her a prize.
Emma Bartelt, 10, used 28 grams of cocaine in her science experiment, which won first place at a fair at Coral Gables Preparatory Academy, according to the Miami Herald.
Her mother said the 10-year-old did not come in direct contact with the illicit substance during the experiment, which tested the responses of three drug-sniffing dogs.
Bartelt's father is a detective with Miami-Dade Police. Read the full story at the Miami Herald, including how the school district reacted to the cocaine-focused school project.
Back in 2002, California school officials were perturbed at a 13-year-old's ''Mary Jane for Pain'' project, which involved marijuana-laced muffins and a spray bottle of pot-steeped rubbing alcohol.
And in another controversial school project, a Washington teen faked her own pregnancy, misleading not only her school but members of her own family as well as her boyfriend's.
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