PERQUIMANS Co., N.C. – The Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office said that Perquimans County High School had an incident Monday where marijuana was given to and consumed by several students.
According to the sheriff’s office, all parents of those involved were contacted, and the students were checked out at the hospital for nausea. All students involved have since been released.
We’ve learned it was a 9th grader that gave the edible to her classmates.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, she is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver. She is also charged with three counts of sale and deliver.
We talked with students Tuesday about what happened.
Senior Alanah Murphy said her friend was of the students to get sick.
“They was just acting weird, acting crazy, laughing giggling being disruptive,” Murphy explained.
News 3’s Kim Cung spoke to the mother, who did not want to be identified, of one of the students who got sick. She said her 14-year-old daughter texted her around 10 a.m. saying she didn’t feel well.
The mother told the school to release her daughter, and she told her daughter to go home, get in bed and rest. The family lives right across the street from the school.
The mother said about 10 minutes later, the school’s principal called, saying the teen was very sick. She then rushed to the school to take her daughter to the emergency room.
She said her daughter ate a Rice Krispie treat her childhood friend gave her.
The teen is now home and resting.
The mother told News 3 there were rumors the treat was laced with heroin; however, this is not true and it was just marijuana.
The mother said she will be pressing charges.
Perquimans County Schools said they’re still working to determine how the ninth grader should be punished.