Middle school student accused of handing out pot-laced snacks to classmates

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A middle school student is accused of handing out drugged food to classmates.

On Wednesday, WSB went to Centennial Academy to talk to parents about what happened, and several said they were shocked. 

The incident prompted conversations between parents and kids about drugs.

“You never know. You’ve just got to be real careful. Just talk to your kids,” a parent identified as Debra told Klaus.

Debra's middle school kids are in fifth and sixth grades at Centennial Academy in northwest Atlanta.

She got an email Tuesday about marijuana edibles at the Atlanta Public Schools charter school. That led to more questions.

“Had they been seeing anything, or did they eat anything from someone, and they said, 'No,'” Debra told Klaus after asking her children if they were aware of what happened.

She said her kids were not even aware of the incident, but the interim head of school sent parents an email the day of the incident.

Tequila Lamar said a student had shared marijuana edibles at lunch with other kids.

Lamar wrote:

“The administration responded immediately upon discovery and worked closely with the school nurse, our school resource officer, and the parents involved to handle the situation.”

Klaus reached out to the Atlanta Police Department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta Public Schools and the charter school.

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Lamar emailed Klaus a follow-up letter Wednesday that went to parents. In it, she said Grady paramedics checked out the kids who were all cleared to go home. But a parent did take one student to the hospital.

Debra said she appreciates the school's open communication.

“I was really happy that they sent us some information really quick, like when it happened. That’s really a good thing,” she said.

Atlanta police confirmed they are investigating the case.

Lamar said students involved will have to go through the school disciplinary process and meet with administrators.

Students are facing the possibility of 10-day suspension, with a recommendation for a longer suspension or even expulsion.

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