Hardaway High School student arrested for distributing gummy bears laced with marijuana

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Hardaway High School student was arrested after violating the school district's drug policy.

On Friday, Jan. 19, the Muscogee County School District received a report of a student accused of carrying illegal substances on campus.

According to the report, a female student was found ill in a school restroom after eating a gummi bear that she received from another female student.

The student was immediately examined by medical professionals and released home without any report of serious injury. School administrators then reported the incident to local law enforcement.

The student accused of distributing the gummy bears, which were found positive for medical cannabis, has been charged with possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor offense.

The student was taken to the Muscogee County jail after a follow-up investigation was conducted Monday, January 22. The case remains under investigation by the Columbus Police Department.

The school district released the following statement:

Students are prohibited from possessing, using, selling, swapping, stealing, transmitting, intending to transmit, distributing, intending to distribute, or ingesting, holding, carrying, or being under the influence of any substance prohibited by Rule 2 of the Student Code of Conduct. The District takes reports of this matter seriously and cooperates with law enforcement to ensure protocol involving the safety and privacy of District students and personnel is a top priority.

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