A student in Arnold, Maryland accidentally gave his teacher a weed brownie during school hours. The Broadneck High School student was sharing a marijuana infused brownie with his girlfriend while helping a teacher, when the teacher asked for a piece of the brownie. Afraid of revealing that the brownie was laced, the student gave the teacher a portion of the brownie without telling her.
By early afternoon the teacher knew something was off and made a trip to the school nurse. An ambulance took the teacher to a local hospital from which she was later released. Lieutenant T.J. Smith told a local news station,
“He kind of panicked and was scared to tell her that there was marijuana in the brownie.”
The student was later arrested on charges of marijuana distribution, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Although authorities recognize that this was not an incident of ill intent, the illegality and negligence by the teen could mean some harsh penalties.
A letter to parents was released later that day, reading:
I am writing you to let you know about an incident that occurred at school today. One of our teachers was given a brownie by a student and, soon thereafter, began to become disoriented. She was seen by the school nurse and told the nurse about eating the brownie. The nurse immediately summoned me and I sent an administrator to get the student so he could be questioned. The student admitted to giving the teacher the brownie and knowing it contained marijuana.
We are still investigating this matter and will provide more information if it is warranted. More immediately, however, I wanted you let you know of this matter so that if your child exhibits any unexplained symptoms, you would know about this issue and be able to relay it to any appropriate medical or other personnel.
Police are also continuing to investigate. Separate from their investigation, our school will take appropriate action in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct with regard to the student involved.
I urge you to talk with your child about this matter and encourage them to only consume food that they bring to school or that is purchased at our school.
Thank you, and have a good evening.