11-year-old blows the whistle on his pot-smoking parents

Oct. 18, 2010 at 1:11 PM ET /

A North Carolina couple had a bit of a shock last Thursday when they were arrested and charged on two misdemeanor counts each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after their own 11-year-old child turned them in. Inspired by a lesson administered by a police officer as part of the D.A.R.E. program in his elementary school, the fifth-grader brought one of his parents’ marijuana cigarettes to school  and reported them. No one can accuse that student of not paying attention in class. Click here for the full story.

While this story has all the makings of a great after-school special, it does beg some very serious questions. Did this student do the right thing? What happens next? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.