Ashvegas reader: Owen High School marijuana brownies sicken students


Here’s the note I received today. It’s all unconfirmed information at this point, from a loyal Ashvegas reader. I’ll be following up:

At Owen Highschool today 15 students were involved I’n a marijuana/ acid brownie incident. The boy who made them expelled….the other students became I’ll one of which was found outside…throwing up and “high”…. why is it no parents were notified….why is it u had to hear about it by my ninth grade daughter….why was it no one called ems….the student found by his friend had eaten 5!!!!!not knowing what was in them….he was suspended along with others throwing up. My daughter said everyone who consumed them got sick…..principal should have sought medical help and also let all parents  made aware of the situation….

Another loyal reader passed along an email newsletter sent out by Principal Meg Turner that alerted parents to the above issue:

On a less exciting note, it has come to our attention that we have not addressed possession or use of electronic cigarettes in our handbook. They are not allowed at school. Students found to be in possession of e-cigarettes will be subject to the same consequences as students in possession of tobacco products. We had another disturbing drug related issue this week. A student who brought and shared brownies reported to have marijuana in them has been arrested. Several boys involved got sick and have since been suspended. The investigation is ongoing. I share this information as a way to ask that you please discuss the dangers of drugs use along with the legal and educational consequences of such poor decisions. After the winter break, we will form a parent and community task force to develop a plan of action and attack on drug use in our school. Please let me know if you would like to be a part of our efforts.



Heather Rayburn December 11, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Ok, Barry, you just made me laugh so hard that I spat tea on my keyboard.

JML December 11, 2013 - 3:39 pm

so a couple of highschool kids got spun out, is this news? doesn’t this happen every weekend?

theOtherBarry December 11, 2013 - 3:06 pm

a marijuana/ acid brownie incident.

Um… don’t put acid in brownies. Just FYI.

Murphy December 11, 2013 - 1:30 pm

How do the “powers that be” know that those who ate the “goodies” were aware of what was in them?

Sean December 11, 2013 - 2:02 am

For the love of God.

Am I the only one that is sick and tired of hearing parents fully believing the stories told by 14 year olds?

Does any reasonable adult in this day and time truly believe that the administration of a public high school would completely ignore the medical needs of their students? My imagination runs wild with this juvenile (literally and figuratively) description…I’m seeing some sort of Jonestown scene on the school quad.

I’m not angry with you, Ash. I’m weary of social media being used as an outlet for the parents of all the little Johnnys and Susies out there to spread unsubstantiated rumors. I’d expect it from the fourteen year old.

Melissa December 11, 2013 - 10:28 am

Jonestown! (And the millennials are rushing to Wikipedia…)

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