Note to school principals: Do not design your own pot sting

A middle-school student has been awarded $1 million by a jury after a school administrator used him as a decoy in a failed pot sting, the Los Angeles Times' Jason Song reports.

Laura Custodio, dean of Porter Middle School in the San Fernando Valley, asked the 7th-grader to pose as a potential buyer after the student reported that an 8th-grader at the school offered to sell him marijuana. But the sting failed when the 8th grader spotted a teacher in the boys' bathroom. "I was pretty scared," the decoy testified. "She told me it was the right thing to do and I had to do it . . . and I didn't want to disappoint her."

Custodio is now a teacher at another school, while the school's principal and vice principal--who approved her plan--are now retired, according to the paper. For more on the case, check out the the LA Times report. (Via Pat's Papers)

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