Five Students Suspended Over Marijuana-Laced Brownies at Bangor Middle School

March 6th, 2024 Safety & Education
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Five students at Bangor Middle School have been temporarily removed from school following an incident involving brownies infused with cannabis that were distributed and consumed within the school's cafeteria. Superintendent Lynn Johnson of Bangor School District disclosed these details, highlighting a troubling lapse in safety and oversight within the educational environment.

According to Johnson's account, the series of events unfolded when one pupil admitted to bringing the adulterated brownies to the school and sharing them with four peers. Among these, two students acknowledged knowing about the presence of cannabis in the brownies, while the other two were unaware they were consuming a substance-laced treat.

The school district has decided to suspend all five students involved for a period of 10 days. However, this duration might be adjusted for the two students who were uninformed about the nature of the brownies they consumed, depending on the findings of the ongoing investigation by the district. The severity of this action underscores the seriousness with which the district is treating the matter, aiming to ensure such incidents are not repeated.

Further complicating the situation, the student responsible for introducing the marijuana-laced brownies to the school could face legal repercussions, specifically a minor in possession charge. This is contingent upon the investigation's outcomes and illustrates the legal boundaries crossed in this incident.

The incident came to light after one of the unsuspecting students disclosed the experience to a parent, who then promptly reported it to the school authorities. This act of responsible communication was crucial in enabling the school to address the situation swiftly.

This episode serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges schools face in maintaining a safe and drug-free environment for students. It also highlights the importance of open communication between students, parents, and school officials in safeguarding the well-being of the school community.

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