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Coca leaves distributed in class: LG Memmingen approves teachers

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There was no consequence for the two teachers that they had a Peruvian woman distribute coca leaves during the class. The LG Memmingen acquitted the parents of a possible guilt.

With its decision on Tuesday, the district court (LG) Memmingen confirmed the acquittal of the district court (AG) Neu-Ulm.

As part of geography lessons at the Wei├čenhorn middle school in the Neu-Ulm district, a 61-year-old teacher and a 45-year-old teacher invited a Peruvian who was employed at the school as a cleaning lady in November 2012 so that she could familiarize the students with the customs and Make known the customs of their home country. In addition to jewelry and textiles, the Peruvian also brought coca leaves to see them, which she handed over to the seventh graders.

Some students chewed the leaves but spat them out because of the bitter taste. In Peru, coca leaves are considered a medicinal product, but in Germany they are banned as a raw material for cocaine.

After the AG Neu-Ulm acquitted the teachers, the public prosecutor appealed. She had previously charged the educators with aiding and abetting the illicit distribution of narcotics to minors.

However, the Memmingen district court did not recognize any intent and confirmed the acquittal (judgment of September 30, 2014, Az .: 3 Ms 194 Js 2666/13). It was not clear to the teachers that the Peruvian was committing a criminal act, the judge said in his reasoning. "If they had known that something illegal was happening here, they would surely have done something." The Peruvian has already been convicted - she received a suspended fine.

dpa / avp / LTO editorial team