HAYWARD — Four high school students became sick and were hospitalized Wednesday morning after eating brownies that were laced with marijuana, police said.
The campus police officer was investigating a report that a Tennyson High School student was selling drugged brownies when the accused vendor and three students who had either bought or been given a brownie became ill.
One of them had passed out in the school parking lot, and medical aid was sought, police said. Three of the youths were taken to St. Rose Hospital by ambulance, one by a parent.
"Two of them said it was the first time they had used marijuana," police Lt. Chris Orrey said.
All were expected to be released later Wednesday.
The 17-year-old boy who is suspected of selling the brownies is facing criminal charges, while the others were reprimanded by police, who left punishment to the discretion of the school district and parents.
A similar incident happened in January at James Logan High School in Union City, where several students were sickened by marijuana brownies and two required hospitalization.
While there were fears that those brownies contained something in addition to marijuana, tests found no other illegal drugs.
Orrey said the brownies in Hayward also will be tested, although they have no reason to believe they contain additional additives.
Eric Kurhi covers Hayward. Contact him at 510-293-2473.