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Let's hope the paparazzi are keeping a safe distance from Sean Penn right now. The rumors of his teenage son's drug arrest are looking more and more valid by the minute -- news that's sure to have Sean's temper on the rise.
According to People.com, Los Angeles police wouldn't name Sean's son, Hopper, specifically, but they did confirm that two 16-year-old boys were arrested for illegal drug possession at Malibu High School last week. But they didn't deny the rumors that Hopper Penn was one of the teens taken into custody, either.
"Last Friday, around 10 a.m., security personnel at Malibu High School were told that a 16-year-old male student had illegal prescription medication in his possession," the Los Angeles Sheriff's spokesperson, Steve Whitmore, said. "After contacting the student, he admitted to receiving the drug believed to be hydrocodone from another 16-year-old male student while off campus."
Hydrocodone is the generic name of the popular painkiller, Vicodin.
The Malibu High School "zero tolerance" policy dictates that students in possession of -- or attempting to purchase -- contraband must be turned over to police.
If one of the students in question is, in fact, Sean Penn's son, he will join a list of an elite list of celebrities whose children have been caught red-handed.
Michael Douglas is the most recent celebrity to find his name in the tabloids because of the drug-related extracurricular activities of his offspring. In August, Cameron Douglas was busted at a New York City nightclub for possession of crystal meth. Cameron is said to have sold $18,000 worth of meth before being caught by a DEA task force.
Cameron was at the time of his arrest staying at the trendy Gansevoort Hotel -- on his father's dime.
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