Iowa middle school students busted for trying to bake pot cookies in home ec class

Four studets from Edward Stone Middle School were arrested and released Wednesday.
By Evan Bleier  |  May 2, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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BURLINGTON, Iowa, May 2 (UPI) -- Four Iowa middle school students weren’t feeling so sweet after they were arrested on Wednesday for trying to make pot cookies in home economics class.

The 13-year-old students got in trouble after they made marijuana-spiked cookie dough in their class at Edward Stone Middle School on Tuesday and then attempted to bake with it on Wednesday.

Other students who knew about the plan alerted school officials about the laced cookie dough while it was being stored overnight.

“There was a concerned student that notified the school authorities,” Lieutenant Jeff Klein told WQAD. “Hats off to that individual, hats off to his parents because he did the right thing.”

All four students have been suspended and two have been charged with felony delivery of marijuana, while the other two are facing misdemeanor possession charges.

“What we’re hoping to prevent is this type of activity as they become adults,” Lt. Klein said. “If you’re able to head it off right now, hopefully they won’t continue this type of behavior when they reach age 18 and then there’s little we can do to help, so we’re hoping that we can continue to educate at this age and then these problems won’t continue.”

The cookie dough was never baked or eaten.

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