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School officials asked student to buy pot as part of sting, authorities say

February 25, 2009 |  2:08 pm

Three administrators at Porter Middle School in Granada Hills have been reassigned for allegedly asking a boy to buy marijuana as part of an informal sting operation against another student, according to authorities.

Los Angeles Police Department officers are investigating both the alleged marijuana supplier and the administrators who orchestrated and knew of the sting, which occurred late last week, according to the Michel Moore, a Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief.

The student who bought the alleged drugs is not under investigation, he said. LAPD investigators discovered the administrators' involvement when the school district police reported the incident Monday, according to Moore.

The three school district employees were reassigned shortly after the sting. "We wouldn't expect an administrator to act this way with a student," Moore said.

-- Jason Song