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Students Discovered Selling Marijuana-Laced Brownie at West Middle School

The district said the three students involved will be disciplined per the district’s student code of conduct guidelines

Three students were involved in the selling and buying of a marijuana-laced brownie at West Middle School recently, according to Plymouth-Canton Schools. Patch file photo
Three students were involved in the selling and buying of a marijuana-laced brownie at West Middle School recently, according to Plymouth-Canton Schools. Patch file photo
On Monday morning, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools confirmed an incident at West Middle School last week involving three students and the sale of a marijuana-laced brownie. 

The brownie was sold between students who knew what was in it and was not sold openly to the student body, according to district officials. 

"Due to the isolation of this incident, we did not report this to the entire West school community like we would for a weapons possession case, knife, look alike, etc," PCCS Communications Director Kate Dietrich said. "We did not feel the behavior of one student jeopardized the welfare of the whole student body, and are also trying to balance this with the privacy and confidentiality of the students involved. Clint Smiley and the West staff strive to provide a safe place to learn and we are vigilant in our efforts to keep all safe."

The district said all three students will be disciplined per the district’s student code of conduct guidelines.

According to the Middle School Student Handbook, students are not to bring medication to school unless prescribed by a physician. At no time is the student to keep the medication in his or her possession or to share it with others. The use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs will result in an automatic school suspension or expulsion, and involvement by local police authorities. 

"We work with kids in preventative ways about the issue of alcohol or chemical abuse," Dietrich said. "We also teach kids every day not to put anything harmful into their body."
Tina Newby December 11, 2013 at 08:01 AM
Last time I checked, pot brownies were still illegal drugs. Especially in the hands of middle school children at school. Why they are saying anything about medication is completely beyond me.
Tina Newby December 11, 2013 at 08:04 AM
If a 6th-8th grader gets his/her hands on a pot brownie, perhaps a cps investigation might be warranted.He had to get it from somewhere.
Jw December 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM
@Tina Newby, you do not have to be 18 years old to possess a medical marijuana card in the state of Michigan. Cannabis baked goods are a fairly common way for patients to use the benefits of THC without smoking it.
lisa mark January 29, 2014 at 09:47 PM
The kids probably supply their parents!I'm surprised they haven't discovered it in the elementary schools yet!!!

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