A Michigan cheerleader might give the term “higher education” a new meaning. Hartford Police said she handed out pot brownies in a bid to bribe her classmates into voting for her for homecoming queen.
The cheerleader, a 17-year-old female student, handed out marijuana-laced treats to some athletes at Hartford High School. The brownies were included inside goodie bags for the football team during Homecoming week as Fox News reported on Wednesday, October 3. She was caught after the school officials received an anonymous tip through the app OK2Say.
The girl, whose name is not identified, distributed the brownies in exchange for support at the next homecoming dance, officials said.
“The principal mentioned they were getting some tips in about some possible brownies that may have been laced with marijuana oil,” Hartford Police Department officer Michael Prince told Fox17.
A total of 12 brownies were brought to school. Although the authorities recovered only three of them, they said the rest may have been consumed. Those three desserts have been sent to the state police crime lab for testing to confirm there are drugs inside, according to WHNT.
Incident Going Under Investigation
“The school [is] taking this very seriously,” Prince said. “They are doing their own investigation, and they’re just starting to turn over some of the statements from the students possibly involved or witnesses.”
The students involved could be in trouble: having drugs is one thing, but officials said having drugs and distributing them in a drug-free zone could mean felony charges for those involved. Prince is now encouraging parents to talk to their kids about the issue.
“I think they need to talk to their children that are students and if they think that they could possibly been involved, then take them to the hospital and get them tested,” Prince said.
The female student accused of distributing the pot brownies is currently out of state with her mother for a family emergency, Prince said. He is hoping to interview them when they return.
There’s no word yet on any punishments, but the school did send home a letter that says all the students involved are being dealt with according to district policies and student handbooks, as WHNT reported.