Published: May 11, 2012 5:31 PM EDT
Updated: May 11, 2012 5:35 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Bonita Springs Middle School student was arrested Thursday for possession of marijuana after it was discovered that the student was allegedly hiding it in a stuffed toy inside of his back pack.

The assistant principle had received an anonymous tip and conducted a search of the child's back pack. In it, he found a stuffed, toy dragon with a small tear. Inside of that, he found a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance.

The substance tested positive for marijuana and Lee County Sheriff's deputies transported the child to the Lee County Juvenile Assessment Center.