A Frenship ISD mother claims her middle school daughter was accidentally drugged at school.
Kaisha Weatherly, the victim’s mother, said a student shared candy with her 12-year-old daughter on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Within an hour of eating the candy, her daughter felt ill and had to see the school nurse twice before being sent home.
KAMC news was reported that Weatherly claimed that by the time her daughter was sent home, she was completely under the influence of the substance in the candy. The ambulance was called, and they arrived at the school when the girl’s father came to pick her up.
The Frenship Middle School student could barely walk, had dark circles under his bloodshot eyes and was pale as he sweated before “passing out.” The girl’s father said that when he walked in, the nurse told him that she had been drugged and needed to have her stomach pumped out.
It was later revealed that the 12-year-old had eaten gum containing THC. Weatherly said her daughter was placed in District Alternative Education Placement (DAEP) for 30 days, which is a punishment given to students who violate certain school policies/rules.
Weatherly and her family are upset that their daughter was effectively punished for taking drugs. They claim that the school is only punishing her for overdosing and are trying to sweep the incident under the rug.
At the time of the initial investigation report, the Frenship Independent School District said only that it was investigating, but on October 11th it released the following statement:
Frenship ISD is investigating an incident that occurred last week at Frenship Middle School where students distributed edible THC to other students. These edibles, although they had a distinct smell and were in a clear plastic bag, appeared to be candy. Based on student statements, it was established that several students swallowed the edible food, and their parents were notified of the incident.
There are students who may face disciplinary action for this incident; But school districts, including Frenship ISD, are prohibited by law from releasing details about student disciplinary actions.
Frenship ISD takes these situations very seriously and these types of incidents are very concerning to our students, parents, staff and the Frenship community. As stated in the Student Code of Conduct, Frenship ISD does not tolerate and has strict policies against drugs at school.
We encourage parents to talk to their children about the dangers of accepting or sharing unfamiliar foods, drinks or substances.
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