Three Dothan High School students were transported to a local hospital Wednesday for ingesting laced brownies brought to school by classmates, according to police.
Dothan police juvenile officer Sgt. Clark Allums said Thursday that several students had baked brownies containing a narcotic. The students brought the brownies to school Wednesday to share with others.
“After ingesting the brownies, three students began to complain with nausea and chest-tightening symptoms,” Allums said. “Those students were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The students were later cleared by hospital staff.”
Allums said evidence was sent to the lab for testing. The case is under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, police could file criminal charges against the students who distributed the brownies.
Dothan City Schools released a statement about the case.
“On Feb.12, Dothan High School faculty and staff were notified of students that required medical care and were transported to local medical facilities,” it says. “Dothan City Schools officials are working with the Dothan Police Department to investigate the students’ cause of illness. At Dothan City Schools, the safety and security of our students is always our utmost concern. We take all reports seriously and work closely with our law enforcement partners to investigate and take appropriate actions.”