15 Portland middle-schoolers sent home after ingesting marijuana edibles

Oregon Live 3 February 2019
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“She said two students brought the marijuana to the school in “dessert snack” form.”
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Two Portland eighth-graders face disciplinary action after school officials say the pair supplied marijuana edibles to more than a dozen classmates.

Fifteen students at Harriet Tubman Middle School likely ingested the drug Wednesday, a district spokesman confirmed Saturday. Officials notified parents the same day of the incident.

“This of deep concern to us, and we are committed to ensuring our students understand the risks associated with any drug, including marijuana, and are safe in our schools,” spokesman Harry Esteve said in a statement provided to The Oregonian/OregonLive. He did not specify if the district’s count of 15 students included the two who supplied the drugs.

When school leaders learned what had happened, they immediately launched an investigation to identify all the students involved, he said. They also contacted police. Esteve said the two students who provided the marijuana are now going through the school’s disciplinary process. It’s not clear whether all the students knew the edibles contained marijuana.

The recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Oregon for anyone younger than 21.

The incident came to light after Harriet Tubman Principal Natasha Butler sent an email to parents Wednesday describing what happened. She said two students brought the marijuana to the school in “dessert snack” form.
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