A 17-year-old Spruce Creek High student is facing charges, accused of selling laced brownies to classmates in Volusia County.
The sheriff's office said a school resource deputy responded to the report of a sick student, who was possibly under the influence of a narcotic, around 8 a.m. Monday.
Investigators said the teen, who News 13 is not identifying per our Crime Guidelines, admitted to selling the baked goods on campus for $5 each to students last week and more on Monday.
Deputies said the brownies later tested positive for THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.
In Monday's incident, several other students became ill and were either hospitalized or taken home by their parents. The sheriff's office said one of the students could barely speak.
According to Nancy Wait, a school district spokeswoman, a parent of one of the students sickened last week told school administrators who sold their child the brownie. One of the students was found unresponsive Friday in a school bathroom and hospitalized.
The sheriff's office said the teen sold seven brownies Monday and told his classmates they were very potent and should not be eaten at one time.
Deputies also retrieved 11 more brownies the teen threw into a trash can while running away from a campus advisor.
He is charged with four counts of sale and delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and seven counts of culpable negligence. Deputies said he was given a court date and released to his parents.
Spruce Creek's principal sent a recorded call to parents Monday:
"Today a student brought brownies laced with drugs to school. Several students who ingested the brownies were checked out by paramedics and four were transported to the hospital. Law-enforcement is investigating and are interviewing the student who brought the brownies to school. He will be charged by law enforcement and the school will also take disciplinary action. All parents of those involved in this incident have been contacted.
"Any student found under possession of drugs on our campus will also face disciplinary consequences. We Encourage you to have a conversation with your student to discuss today's events. Open lines of communication with your child will help to facilitate good decision making skills. If you have any questions or additional information, please contact the school. Thank you for your time and enjoy the rest of your evening."
School district spokeswoman Nancy Wait said the 17-year-old could face expulsion.