What is this teaching young kids? Parents were served up fake cocaine at a primary school’s Las Vegas-themed fundraiser ball.

Politicians, parents and high-ranking professionals mingled together at the event, but defended themselves against outrage by claiming it was all ‘good, clean fun.’ reports Daily Mail.

Teachers from the school are also believed to have posed for photos pretending to cut up and snort the fake cocaine, which was placed in the bathrooms.

The annual fundraising ball took place at Auckland’s Northcote Primary School on September 3.

School board chair Andrew Fox told the NZ Herald that the school regretted its decision to use fake cocaine as a prop.

‘It was a satirical Las Vegas theme and yes there was a prop that was made to look like cocaine.’

‘In hindsight, we agree this wasn’t appropriate.’

The ‘cocaine’ in question was in fact icing sugar, which was poured into piles to imitate the illegal stimulant and placed on mirrors alongside razors.

New Zealand Health Minister Jonathon Coleman, who attended the event and has kids at the school, said he didn’t notice any parents ‘using’ the fake cocaine.

‘I was there all night. And frankly, I didn’t even know that this prop was there.

‘So call me naïve, but look, the school and no one there is condoning drug use. This is a massive beat-up.’

Lisa Joe, one of many parents who attended the fundraiser, said the inclusion of fake cocaine was an ‘unfortunate incident’ in an ‘otherwise fabulous evening.’

‘From my perspective, as a parent, it’s unfortunate that it’s happened but it has happened, and we’ve got to move on,’ Ms Joe told stuff.co.nz.

‘We all had a fabulous night on Saturday … it was good, clean fun and were tremendously proud of our school and parent committee that raised $28,000 for the school.’

No one is condoning drug use?

Really? I am sorry but Primary School students are at a very impressionable age and believe you me, they would certainly here about this little joke.

I can guarantee you that the stories going around right now that these young kids share between one another would have Little Johnny’s mum and Little Ivy’s mum snorting “coke” in the toilets together. No fake stuff as far as they are concerned. The real deal!

Kids believe all kinds of stories at this age. Try telling them otherwise!

Cocaine is not something to “joke” about at any party. Especially NOT a school fundraiser.

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  • Im amazed that who ever came up with the idea wasnt shut down swiftly by others.


  • there are no words that express how very cross this makes me! stupid fools!


  • That is very irresponsible. Addictive Drugs are not some sort of party trick.
    This stunt is sending the wrong message to young parents.


  • I’m not a drug taker and never mixed in circles of people that take drugs – I’ve never seen mirrors and shavers used in movies – bit strange? Not my sense of humour.


  • I think this is the most stupid thing I have heard of to do at a school fund-raiser. Who ever thought it up should be highly chastised by the school head


  • This was a stupid thing to put on display. A picture of cocaine in a pile and a sign saying this is dangerous and illegal would have been better. I hope the school apologises and finds out who’s idiotic idea it was to use this prop.


  • Was the fake cocaine accompanied by anti drugs slogans?


  • Bad idea. Wrong. Nothing good was every going to come of it. Who came up with the idea anyway? Just wrong.


  • wow i cant beleive that anyone would think this is ok at a school fundraiser.


  • I wouldn’t want these ‘teachers’ educating my kids!


  • How did no one think this would be a bad idea? Surely a parent on the committee had some sense. Very concerning.


  • No way !! So inappropriate and totally wrong ! Would absolutely not be happy when this would happen at my kids school


  • The stupidest idea ever! Who ever thought it would be just a fun it’s a very unintelligent person! It’s a school! There’s already too many young people on drugs!


  • Bad choices, poor taste and the only outcome of this for children was wrong messages being sent to families and most of all the children. Shame on the teachers and Principal of the school. What they did is not a good representation of fun.


  • Very digraceful of the PRINCIPAL, teachers and the School Council!!! Children imitates what adults do!! Wonder what & how the NZ Department of Education going to handle this!!! Shame I n them!


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