COSTA MESA -- Several middle school students in Orange County, Calif. were hospitalized Wednesday after eating pot brownies on campus. This is the second such incident in Costa Mesa in the past month.
Five seventh-graders at TeWinkle Intermediate School went to the school’s nurse and complained of stomach aches, Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials told CBS.
Firefighters were sent to the school, and three students were sent to the hospital as a precaution.
The 12-year-old male student who allegedly brought the brownie to school was arrested and booked for investigation of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Republic reports.
The district sent out a notification of the incident to parents, the Los Angeles Times reports. It is unknown whether the children who ate the brownies knew they were laced or not.
Just last month, six boys and one girl at an elementary school, also in Costa Mesa, were hospitalized after another student allegedly gave them a pot-laced brownie. Firefighters were called when seven children, between 10 and 12 years old, landed in the Pomona Elementary School nurses office, complaining of difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting.
The sixth-grader who brought the brownie allegedly didn't tell the other children of the treat's secret ingredient before they took bites.