Officials: Perquimans students got sick after eating marijuana-laced cereal bar


PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C.. (WAVY) — A freshman student at Perquimans High School is now in trouble with both the school district and the law.

Perquimans County Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman says that on Monday morning, a freshman brought in a cereal bar that had marijuana in it.

Cheeseman says the freshman and three other students consumed it, and then got sick.

One student was taken away by ambulance when he was seen projectile vomiting.

“Then two other females were transported one by ambulance and one by mom and the student who brought it in was observed on campus by school nurses,” said Cheeseman.

On Tuesday, Cheeseman said the four are doing better.

But he says the student that brought the illegal substance into school will face consequences.

“It will be a definite suspension, but well look at length of what that looks so it could be all the way up to expulsion, it could be a 365 day suspension, it could be for the rest of the school year,” said Cheeseman.

But that’s not all, Perquimans County Sheriff Shelby White says the student will face charges too.

“In this particular case they were charged with 1 count of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule 6 being marijuana and three counts of sell and delivery,” said White.

The sheriff says the student admitted to what was in the cereal bar. 

The superintendent also says they’ll be having meetings at the school over the next few days to discuss the issue and educate students.

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