Teachers and students at a hareidi girls' school in the southern city of Kiryat Gat did not recognize the funny smell that wafted into their classrooms occasionally in the last few months.
The school's maintenance man was asked to trace the source of the sweetish scent. He found dozens of plants growing in pots in the schools' bomb shelter.
Police were called in. They confirmed that the plants were marijuana. In addition, fertilizer and vessels for smoking the marijuana were found, according to Yediot Aharonot.
Police stressed that the school's management had nothing to do with the matter and knew nothing about the plants. It is believed that the people who grew the plants thought that a hareidi girls' school would be the last place where anyone would look for a marijuana nursery.