The Muscogee County School District is responding to drug use at Hardaway High School.
The district says the incident occurred at Hardaway High School Friday afternoon on January 19.
According to the report, a female student was found ill in a school restroom after ingesting a gummy bear that she received from another female student. The district says 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 transported to the Muscogee County Jail after a follow up investigation was conducted Monday, January 22. The case remains under investigation with the Police Department.
The school district says:
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.
Our primary concern is to secure a safe environment for all of our students, employees, and parents.