A 12-year-old, who was found with marijuana in his bag at his primary school, appeared before a magistrate yesterday charged with possession of the drug for the purpose of trafficking. Magistrate Siumongal Ramsaran heard from the prosecutor that on Wednesday the boy’s bag was searched by a cleaner at the school, after suspicions were raised by a teacher. Marijuana weighing 0.3 grams was found. The boy initially told officers he found the illegal substance at the school’s entrance. He later said a pupil had given it to him while he was at school. Defence attorney, Dane Halls who represented the child said that given the boy’s age he was “unable to navigate from clear and present danger”. The judge subsequently reprimanded and discharged the boy. No record will be made by the court of the child’s court appearance.