The Associated Press
12 Oct, 201712 Oct, 2017 Police in North Texas took into custody an eighth grade female student for allegedly bringing marijuana-spiked chocolate chip cookies to school. On Tuesday, they charged her with a felony for the possession of a controlled substance.
Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer told reporters that the 13-year-old student at McMath Middle School poured THC oil on the three cookies that she brought to school on Monday. THC, or Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical compound found in marijuana that produces an altered state.
Kizer said that on late Monday morning McMath administrators notified the school resource officer (SRO), an on-campus law enforcement agent, that two students, a boy and a girl, became ill from eating chocolate chip cookies. Reportedly, they asked the girl for a bite of a cookie sometime earlier that day.
School officials checked the purported suspect’s locker, noticing a “funky odor,” added Kizer. The SRO recognized the smell of marijuana. WFAA reported that after speaking to the three students involved, the 13-year-0ld divulged she brought the three chocolate chip cookies into the school knowing that they contained THC.
In an email, Kizer told the Denton Record-Chronicle: “The other two [students] showed signs of excited behavior and had high resting heart rates.” He noted: “They were checked and monitored by the school nurse until they were capable of returning to class.”
The purported suspect was allowed to go home with her father that day but “was then brought back