9 Cape Elizabeth HS students suspended after allegedly eating marijuana cookies

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:10 p.m.

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Nine Cape Elizabeth High School students have been suspended and a police investigation is under way after the students allegedly ate marijuana-laced cookies

High school Principal Jeffrey Shedd said none of the students was arrested, and no one has been charged with a crime, but the matter has been referred to the police department.

The students allegedly ate the cookies and then attended the daylong TEDxYouth event at the high school, a lecture series holding its first event hosted by high school students in Maine.

Some of the students reportedly became sick after eating the cookies and went to the nurse’s office, where it was discovered they had ingested drugs, Shedd said.

Shedd said he did not know if the cookies contained any other drugs besides marijuana or if all the students knew what was in the cookies.

One of the students, who allegedly supplied the cookies, has been suspended for 10 days and could face expulsion, Shedd said. The rest of the students have been suspended for two days each and are required to see the substance abuse counselor, per the school’s drug policy.

In 2010, the high school expelled a student for selling a pot brownie to another student who ended up in a hospital emergency room.

Shedd said police are taking the lead right now, and further action is possible as a result of their investigation.

A phone call to the Police Department on Monday was not immediately returned.

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