Birmingham police say it appears an 18-year-old student at Seaholm High School on Friday gave his teacher a cookie laced with marijuana.
“That’s what we’re looking into,” Police Chief Don Studt said, adding a toxicology lab was given a sample of the teacher’s blood to test for marijuana.
School officials are not identifying the student, nor are they commenting on the specific allegations — other than to say an isolated incident of food tampering was reported.
The teacher became ill shortly after eating the cookie and was taken to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital by a family member. He was released from the hospital a short time later and is currently home recuperating.
“The Birmingham Police are currently investigating the issue and action has been taken on the school’s part,” Seaholm Principal Rachel M. Guinn wrote in an e-mail blast sent out Friday. “The school will continue our own investigation in conjunction with law enforcement individuals.
“I want to reassure you that our Seaholm students are outstanding young men and women,” Guinn continued. “I see evidence of that every time I walk the halls or visit a classroom. The actions of one individual, while troubling, do not represent our wonderful school.”
Nobody at the school is saying how it was determined the cookie might contain marijuana. Police are waiting for a toxicology report before filing charges.
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