WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 17-year-old cheerleader in a Michigan high school allegedly distributed marijuana-laced brownies to gain votes for homecoming queen.
- The school assured that the involved individuals were ‘being dealt with’ while the Hartford Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation.
- There is no information if the cheerleader indeed won homecoming queen.
A 17-year-old high school cheerleader has been accused of bribing students with pot brownies in exchange for homecoming votes.
An anonymous tip received by the Hartford police claimed that the student distributed pot brownies in goodie bags to the football team and used the leftovers to obtain votes for homecoming queen.
The police department is now conducting a criminal investigation.
The school, who also started its own investigation, confirmed in a released statement that “brownies laced with marijuana were brought into the school and distributed to several students.”
The school assured that the involved individuals “are being dealt with according to our District Policies and Student Handbooks.”
School officials also advised parents to discuss the issue with their children and report information of any “potential danger” to the authorities.
One parent, Angel Avery, said she was worried when her daughter texted her that someone “brought medibles to school.”
She added, “What if one of those would have gotten in the wrong hands? What if one of those were given to a kid who had a reaction to it? So many worse things could have happened than what did.”
According to officials, about a dozen pot brownies were thought to have been brought to the school on September 26th. Three have been recovered but there were still nine that were unaccounted for.
Michael Prince, a patrolman with the Hartford Police Department, stated that some were likely ingested while others were flushed down the toilet.
According to the Wichita Eagle, the cheerleader and her mother are currently out of the state on a family emergency but police are planning to interview her once she returns to Michigan.
There is no information if she indeed won as homecoming queen.