Metro Teen Posts Video Smoking Marijuana Before School


A disturbing social media video of a metro teen is posted for all to see.

"Just a little wake and bake," said the teen just before he lights up and smokes out of a blue crayola marker.

The teen's biological father found the video on his child's social media page.

"The number of people that 'like' the post amaze me," said the dad.

He's shocked and scared by the blatant and thoughtless over-sharing.

Sadly, it's a common practice among teen's today.

"We see kids talking about the parties they were at with the alcohol involved, other stories about possible fights," said Sean Vest, Bellevue East Resource Officer.

After walking the halls, he has seen plenty of what comes over the social media waves. He said with social media kids fail to get one major concept.

"It doesn't go away because you hit the delete button," said Vest.

Many kids don't realize a post, a tweet, or even a shared picture can keep coming back to haunt them down the line. It can effect major life events like a job interview, a college application, or even have criminal repercussions.

Many of these over shares have come back to bite people. In a case of more extreme illegal activity, Hannah Sabata is hard to forget. She was arrested last year after robbing a bank, then posting it on YouTube. She is now serving a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years.

In the case of this teen toker, his dad tells us he has tried to make him see the error of his ways.

"He believes he is an adult now, and what he does is his business," said the biological father.

Police urge parents if they see something dangerous on social media to report it. Also, if a parent sees something that could affect a child's learning or school environment to report it to the school.


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