Weeks after Bloomfield police said they identified three students accused of selling marijuana-laced brownies at Metropolitan Learning Center, police have charged a 16-year-old girl in connection with the case.
Police they learned about the drug-filled baked goods after one Metropolitan Learning Center student got so sick he had to go to the hospital.
Police were called to the school, at 1551 Blue Hills Avenue, around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 to investigate a medical complaint and found a 15-year-old boy in a “stupor state,” police said.
He sought help from the school nurse when he started hyperventilating after eating a marijuana brownie he’d bought from another student, police said.
The teen was transported to the Connecticut Children Medical Center and Bloomfield Police started to investigate where the brownie came from.
They learned that an 18-year-old student had brought the brownies to the school and sold them to around eight students, who were all well aware of what they were buying, according to police.
Police said they identified the 18-year-old and identified two accomplices, a 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy who also attend the school.
The teenage girl was charged with risk of injury to a minor and is due in Hartford Juvenile Court on July 2, police said on Thursday. Her name has not been released because of her age.
When the brownie incident happened, the school was on an exam schedule and students had been sent home for the day and the school sent the following letter to families:
"Dear MLC Families,
"At MLC, we appreciate and value the open communication that our school community has with our families. For that reason, I am writing to share information about an incident that occurred today at school. This morning, a high school student brought brownies that were reported to have been laced with marijuana to our campus. We are working closely with law enforcement to investigate and determining which students may have been knowingly or unknowingly involved. Any students found to be a party to this incident will be issued the maximum possible penalty, including possible expulsion and/or arrest. The safety and security of students is our primary concern, and we take incidents of this nature very seriously. Possession of any type of drug or alcoholic beverage is strictly against school policy and cause for expulsion. I ask that you spend some time discussing this with your children at home to ensure that they understand the dangers involved with drugs. We will continue to reiterate these messages at school.
"At MLC, we strive to promote a culture of open communication. If you have any information about this incident that may assist us in our investigation, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support."