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High school students in Perquimans County get sick after eating marijuana in cereal bar

Some Perquimans County High School students got sick after they ate marijuana that was in a homemade cereal bar.

PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. (WVEC) — Students got sick after they ate a homemade cereal bar that contained marijuana. The Perquimans County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident at Perquimans County High School that took place on Monday.

Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman told 13News Now that a girl in the 9th grade brought a "homemade Cap'n Crunch bar" to school. She gave three students pieces of the bar. One of them got sick in the classroom. Another projectile vomited.

"I can't confirm if they knew it or not. I would like to air on the side of caution and say they did not know," said Cheeseman.

All three students had to go to the hospital. They were released.

"It could have been a lot worse, a lot worse. When I say worse I mean it could have been more people or it could have been fatal,” Cheeseman explained.

Sheriff's deputies charged the girl accused of bringing the bar to school with drug possession and selling and delivering drugs.

Cheeseman said the student will face consequences at school. Those could involve a 10-day suspension, a 365-day suspension, expulsion, or some other measure.

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