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Sep 11, 2013 1:35 AM by Associaed Press

Marijuana grow found across Fresno Co. school

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have pulled out more than 13,000 marijuana plants found growing across the street and behind an elementary school southeast of Fresno.

The Fresno Bee reports ( ) Tuesday's seizure on comes a day after a tipster reported seeing armed men guarding the area.

Sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said up to 10,000 plants were growing among corn and bitter melon crops on a 30- to 40-acre parcel across the street from Sequoia Elementary School. Another 3,000 plants were behind the school.

Another marijuana grow was spotted across a Fresno County middle school in July 2012.

Curtice said 12 people were detained, but were later released. No one has been arrested.

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