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Middle school students are being accused of bringing pot to school and taking it a step further in the classroom.

Police said the boys were attempting to bake marijuana into cookies at their middle school in Burlington, IA. Investigators who said they got there before anyone could bake and then eat them.

"You try to teach your kids at a young age if you see something wrong, you notify the teachers and in turn the teachers notify administration and so on, that's exactly what happened in this case, " said Lt. Jeff Klein of the Burlington Police Dept.

A student spoke up and investigations revealed students delivering marijuana to other students on the bus and between classes at Edward Stone Middle School.

The students who were caught, were adding an extra, illegal ingredient to their baking lesson...

"Step A on Monday, Step B on Tuesday," said Lt. Klein. "Step A would have been making the cookie dough, it sat in a refrigerator and then Step B would have been making the cookies. It never made it to step B."

Lt. Klein said got to the cookie dough before any of the students could bake them. He said police are noticing that drug use is happening more and more with younger kids.

"Unfortunately the accessibility to kids is so much greater with social media," said Lt. Klein. "The outlets for the kids to contact each other, to pass information hidden from their parents, from other authority figures... It's so much easier these days than it was 20 years ago."

Local college students said drugs weren't as big of an issue when they were in middle school, as it is now.

"It's absolutely nuts, kids these days are doing so much stuff that I would have never done in middle school at all," said Cazi Chapman.

"I can't even imagine being 13 years old and how do you even get a hold of that stuff, let alone get it in school," said Jill Rokosz. "I just couldn't believe it."

The district's superintendent said the boys are on a long term suspension from school.

Lt. Klein said the boys will go before a juvenile court next week. Their penalties could range from probation, community service to being sent to a group home.

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