Middle school student expelled for pot cookie

A West Michigan student has been expelled after officials said she brought a marijuana cookie belonging to her mother to school.
AP Wire
Feb 13, 2013

Police investigated after officials at Orchard View Middle School found the cookie in December. Orchard View Superintendent Pat Walstra said the student's mother had permission to use medical marijuana.

Walstra said the student later was expelled from the Muskegon-area school.

"Possession of an illegal substance is not permitted on or near school," she explained.

Michigan voters in 2008 approved the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

Comments

WhatTheHeck

Pat Walstra is a "she."

lnmc

Expelled? That's pretty harsh punishment for a middle school student with one cookie. It was wrong, however, it seems the child is being punished for their parents irresponsibility.

polarize

There is more to the story than what you see. The mother was blabbing all over Orchard View's Facebook yesterday and it was pretty clear to most that she was a bit negligent claiming her daughter didn't know what it was having been locked in an off limits refrigerator in the garage. I'm sure a 13 year old knows better than this.

I have no problem with the mother's right to use the substance under the medical card provision but it was very irresponsible to go public and lie about the whole situation. She later stated on Facebook that she has enrolled her daughter in a drug treatment program. That was the adult thing to do but make no mistake, the girl did know right from wrong in this situation and I'm glad she can get help now without all of the media spin on it. I wish the family well and hope she can get back in school soon.

Say No To Tourist's

Really? Wheres the rest of the article? Would be nice to know what flavor cookie it was................

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