HAYWARD -- A Hayward High School student was arrested Thursday after police say she gave classmates brownies laced with marijuana and they became ill in school.
The 16-year-old girl allegedly gave five students brownies on Wednesday morning while on their way to the school in the 1600 block of East Avenue, said Sgt. Mark Ormsby.
Police said that school officials learned about the incident at 9 a.m. after the five students who ingested the brownies got sick at school.
School officials alerted medical personnel and police who later learned that the girl supplied the students with the brownies while they were all on the way to school Wednesday morning, Ormsby said. The ill students received medical attention and were later released to their respective parents, Ormsby said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the students knew the brownies were laced with pot, Ormsby said, but the case remained under investigation on Thursday.
The 16-year-old student was arrested for distributing marijuana to minors and will face charges in juvenile court, police said.
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