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Boy, 12, Arrested for Allegedly Bringing Pot Brownies to School

Seven kids were hospitalized this week after nibbling on pot-laced brownies at a Costa Mesa elementary school.

A 12-year-old boy who brought a marijuana-laced brownie to Pomona Elementary School in Costa Mesa this week faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana on campus, police said today.

The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested Wednesday at his home, Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said. The boy was released to the custody of his parents, Scott added.

The boy brought the pot-laced treat to Pomona Elementary on Tuesday, Scott said. Another 12-year-old boy shared the marijuana brownie with other students, Scott said.

Police responded when the boy who shared the brownie with others ended up in the nurse's office vomiting, Scott said.

One girl and six boys who took bites out of the brownie were taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, where they were treated for nausea, Scott said.

When police questioned the boy who brought the brownie to school he was uncooperative, Scott said.

Later Tuesday, police found a small container of marijuana in the backpack of the 12-year-old boy who brought the pot-laced brownie to school, Scott said. By then the boy had been sent home by school officials and was suspended from school indefinitely as educators review the issue, Scott said.

The students who took bites out of the brownie were not aware if had marijuana in it, said Costa Mesa Deputy Fire Chief Fred Seguin.

They learned about the pot when one of the students said the brownie tasted funny and asked what was in it, the fire chief said.

- City News Service

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