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Employee Gives School Principal Pot As A Gift

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Employee Gives School Principal Pot As A Gift

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Employee Gives School Principal Pot As A Gift

Employee Gives School Principal Pot As A Gift

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The head of a Rhode Island school was named Providence Principal of the Year. Police say an employee, Christopher Michael Sheehan, gave his boss a present to celebrate. He allegedly handed the principal a half-ounce of marijuana. Sheehan was arrested.

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The head of a Rhode Island school was named Providence Principal of the Year, but that was only the start of the accolades. Police say an employee, Christopher Michael Sheehan, gave his boss a present to celebrate - a half-ounce of marijuana. Mr. Sheehan was arrested.

Just to be clear - since it can, apparently, be easy to forget - Rhode Island is not one of the states that has legalized pot, and especially not in a school zone.

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