Many parents are concerned that at such a young age, students are showing up to middle school with drugs, but the Springdale school district says it tries to instill right from wrong at an early age.
"Anything like that is of deep concern, I think it should be to all parents," said parent Alexis Walker.
According to Springdale police, an officer was called to the school on Monday for a possible drug narcotic violation. Police say it resulted in the arrest of two students for possession of marijuana at Helen Tyson Middle School.
"They're just way too young to be polluting their minds with such things," said parent Tamara Gilbert.
"Even the ability, the money to buy it and the ability to get it in their hands I think is kind of scary," said parent Heather French.
But Rick Schaeffer with Springdale schools says education starts early and students are taught the consequences and dangers of drugs.
"What it does to your body to use things like marijuana or any kind of drugs or tobacco or alcohol."
Even though Schaeffer says steps are taken to prevent pot on campus, ultimately, he says students are responsible for their own actions.
"Any school district, whether it's Springdale or anywhere else, is always disappointed when there are students who step outside of the boundaries."
Some say peer pressure plays a big role.
"I mean, those friends that they're trying to impress, will they be there for them? Will they think that's cool whenever they're in jail?" said Springdale resident Jesse Sierra.
When it comes to monitoring the marijuana, many parents say it is a team effort.
"They aren't with anybody 24/7 so I mean, they need to be educated both through the school and through their parents on the problems with doing drugs of any sort," said French.
"As in any right and wrong, there's no gray. It's black or white and those things need to be discussed early on so they have a full understanding of what they're doing," said Walker.
Schaeffer says between guest speakers, the principal, and every instructor, the expectations when it comes to drugs are made very clear.
"They're still going to make choices, but they need to be guided in a way that they make the right choices," said Walker.
This is the second time in the last three months students at Helen Tyson middle school have been arrested for pot on campus, but Schaeffer says out of 20,000 students in the district, major violations like these are very rare.
To read about the first report of Helen Tyson students arrested for pot, click here.