Lincoln police are filing charges against the parents of a 12-year-old girl who took marijuana-laced cookies to school and shared them with classmates.
Susette Taylor, principal of the Irving Middle School, says other students made the staff aware of the situation.
“A staff of administrators quickly got those students affected to be checked out at the nurse’s office to make sure they were okay,” Taylor says.
Taylor says they interviewed at least 10 youngsters. “We found the source of the cookies coming to school and that student was suspended,” she says. “All of our students are safe and that’s always our first priority when we deal with this type of thing.” Some other students who knowingly ate the marijuana-laced cookies may also be suspended.
She says it’s unclear how many students actually consumed the drug-laced cookies.
“It’s kind of sketchy about the number,” she says. “I know for sure there were two students that tasted it. Other students said they did but then they denied it.”
Police say the student’s father is 37-year-old Ramon Noriega. He faces charges of child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and unlawful possession of a firearm. The child’s mother was cited on suspicion of child neglect.