Students get sick off pot-laced brownies brought to elementary school

File photo: Marijuana in the Browse region of the Dixie National Forest, Washington County, Utah, Aug. 24, 2012 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – An elementary student in Salt Lake City is alleged to have brought marijuana-laced brownies to school Thursday which has resulted in sending at least two other students to the hospital.

Around seven students at the school were given brownies they knew to be laced with the marijuana, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

According to Fox 13 News, the students involved were primarily sixth graders at Lincoln Elementary School, which teaches children in grades K-6.

Two students had to be hospitalized and remain in the hospital as of Friday, the police said. The two students at the hospital tested positive for THC.

The student who brought the brownies told detectives she brought them from home and gave them to other students while at school. The parents of the student have since been interviewed by police.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, the police said. The Salt Lake City School District is also investigating the incident.

The school district said appropriate actions will be taken in relation to the incident and that the parents of those students involved have been contacted, according to Fox 13 News.

Administrators at Lincoln Elementary School also sent a letter to parents Friday about the incident and advised them to take the opportunity to talk to their children about the dangers associated with drug use.

Within the letter were also links to pages of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids website, Fox 13 reported. Those pages shared basic information on marijuana as well as a kit of how to talk to kids about marijuana use.

School officials are calling the event an isolated incident.

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  • RealMcCoy September 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I’m not a pot person, but why would someone get ‘hospitalized’ from a pot brownie?
    Because they were high?
    This seems weird, and what would they do at the hospital? Give them drugs to counteract the ‘drugs’?
    Anymore insight to the hospitalization, other than maybe over-reacting parents?

    • DB September 24, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      I was wondering the same thing, RealMcCoy. Please educate us. I would think a few hours in a safe place (home) would have been enough, unless they were vomiting, etc.

      • Henry September 24, 2016 at 8:10 pm

        Perhaps the symptoms the kids exhibited are concerning to the parents. Google the 2014 article by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd about her experience eating a marijuana-infused candy bar in Colorado. She said she became “panting and paranoid” and “laid in a hallucinatory state for the next 8 hours”.

        Sounds like Dowd and others may be underestimating the potency and are eating portions like they would a normal piece of candy. Dowd reported that they told her afterwards that the recommended portion of her candy bar was 1/16th of the candy bar, not the entire candy bar. 🙂

    • ladybugavenger September 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      As an ex pot person i have not once been hospitalized for pot. I did get sick in 9th grade and the room was spinning And I broke out in a sweat, but I wasn’t going to tell anyone. It went away and I didn’t try pot for a while after that. But I’ve seen the pot these days in Colorado on tv and no way would I try it. I’m sure I would get sick. So it is possible that these kids got sick and parents overreacted. Hard to say exactly.

    • .... September 24, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      They must of been white kids because I haven’t heard anything from Al Sharpton. !

  • .... September 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Is this covered by Obamacare ?

    • ladybugavenger September 25, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Nothing is covered under obamanation care

      • RealMcCoy September 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

        Not true!
        As a man, my OBGYN care is covered.
        Likewise, as a woman, it covers your prostate exams.

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  • Ron September 26, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Back in the day, they would be known as “lightweights”.
    Hope they “come down” alright.

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