SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A small number of Shaker Heights Middle School students face suspension after being accused of eating marijuana-infused candy on school grounds.
Shaker Heights Police were notified following the incident on Tuesday, and school officials have reached out to the students' parents.
“We believe the source of these materials has been identified and that the incidents will cease," said Scott Stephens, the district’s executive Director of communications and public relations.
“We want to make clear that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. The District’s Student Handbook prohibits the use, possession, sale or distribution of any illegal drug, even if the drug is counterfeit. Students found in violation may face discipline up to and including suspension.”
The candy -- also known as “edibles” -- contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces an intense high.
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