Marlborough police have been left red-faced after a wind change blew cannabis smoke from the station on to a Picton school.
St Joseph’s School principal Peter Knowles noticed the smoke while children were in class on Friday morning.
He went to the police station about 200 metres away, where the fire was put out straight away.
Senior Sergeant Peter Payne told The Marlborough Express shredded paper and a small amount of cannabis were being burned in the station’s incinerator when the direction of the wind changed unexpectedly.
“A big gust just came and took it [the smoke] in a different direction. It can’t be helped, it’s just an act of nature,” he said.
– NZPA, NZHERALD.CO.NZ