Was this a case of mistaken sweets, someone secretly trying to score a good grade, or a student hoping to poison his teacher?
The answers aren’t clear to police in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb outside of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that an 18-year-old student at Seaholm High School allegedly gave his teacher a cookie laced with marijuana. Neither the male student nor the male teacher’s names are being released.
The teacher became ill shortly after eating the cookie — though it’s not clear why he couldn’t taste the marijuana in the sweet treat while consuming it. Perhaps he’s never smoked pot, tasted it, or smelled the substance before in his life and had no idea what that strange flavor was.
The instructor was taken to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital and released a short time later. A toxicology lab was given a sample of the teacher’s blood to test for marijuana, and police are waiting on that report before filing charges against the young man.
Seaholm Principal Rachel M. Guinn wrote about the marijuana-laced cookie in an e-mail blast:
The Birmingham Police are currently investigating the issue and action has been taken on the school’s part. 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. 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.
If the student is convicted of food tampering, the felony could carry up to 10 years behind bars.