GALVESTON, Texas — At least five Ball High School students were sickened Thursday after eating brownies laced with marijuana they purchased from another student, school district police said.
Three of the students were sent to the hospital, LeeRoy Amador, police chief of Galveston public school district, said. Information on their conditions was not available.
The student accused of selling the brownies for $4 each was charged with four counts of assault causing bodily injury, Amador said. The student, whose name was withheld because he is a juvenile, was accused of selling at least 10 brownies.
Police became suspicious when a student showed up in the school’s clinic about 1:30 p.m. complaining of dizziness, rapid heartbeat and symptoms similar to those accompanying a panic attack. When authorities questioned the boy, he told them he’d eaten a brownie another student gave him, Amador said. Four other students later arrived at the clinic complaining of the same symptoms.
They all said they had purchased brownies from the same student, Amador said.