Two 16-year-old, female Alcovy High School students have been suspended after an incident in which one baked brownies containing marijuana and another ate the brownies before school Monday.
"One of the 16 year olds was at home and she decided to make some brownies and incorporated some marijuana into the recipe," said Lt. Keith Crum, with the Newton County Sheriff's Office. "She then baked them and wrapped them up in aluminum foil and brought the brownies with her to the bus stop where she met with the other 16-year-old girl, who accepted the brownies, knew there was marijuana in them and ate them."
Crum said the incident happened some time between 7:25 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. He said when the girl arrived at school, she began to complain about stomach pains and she started feeling dizzy and tired.
"She went to the nurse and confided that she ate brownies that had marijuana and the principal was notified along with school resource officers," Crum said. "The investigation was started and they were able to identify the student who had brought the brownies and removed the student from the classroom and there was additional brownies found on her."
Crum said the student with the brownies was turned over to juvenile court and her parents were notified. He said the brownies were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for testing.
Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of public relations for the Newton County School System, said both students have been suspended from school pending a tribunal hearing. She said the girl who ate the brownies was taken to the hospital by her mother on Monday and is doing fine.