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California high-school students sickened by marijuana brownies

A student allegedly sickened by a marijuana brownie passed out in a biology class at De Anza High School in Richmond, Calif.

By Frances Burns
California high-school students sickened by marijuana brownies
Marijuana plants are cultivated at the 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado. UPI/Gary C. Caskey | License Photo

RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A California high school student who allegedly sold marijuana cookies to her schoolmates faces drug charges.

The 17-year-old girl was arrested Thursday after five students at De Anza High School in Richmond became sick. Police said one student passed out during a biology class and another also became unconscious while three others became nauseous.

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The girl charged $3 each for the edibles, or two for $5, Police Captain Mark Gagan said. In addition to criminal charges, she faces disciplinary action at school, which could mean expulsion.

"With the individual who brought the marijuana cookies on campus, we want to send a message that they have to make better choices. Judgment is important, and that as a young person have to start making better judgment," said West Contra Costa Unified School District President Charles Ramsey.

The girl, a senior at De Anza, faces charges of child endangerment and drug distribution on school property.

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