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West Ranch: 1 student taken to hospital, 1 girl in custody in alleged pot-laced cookie case

Posted: April 18, 2013 6:00 p.m.
Updated: April 18, 2013 6:00 p.m.

A West Ranch High School student was treated at the local hospital Thursday after another girl allegedly gave her pot-laced cookies to eat, a sheriff’s official said.

The 15-year-old girl who allegedly provided the cookies was arrested by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy assigned to the westside school, the source said.

Around 9:30 a.m., deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a call from the school of an injured student, said Sgt. Rich Nagler.

Responding deputies were told the student may have eaten cookies containing marijuana.

“It appears this may have involved cookies with marijuana in them,” Nagler said early in the incident.

Firefighters were called, and the girl was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, according to school, law enforcement and fire officials.

School officials referred all comment about the situation to the William S. Hart Union High School District.

“A West Ranch High School student became ill and was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital this morning at approximately 9:30 a,m.,” said district spokeswoman Gail Pinsker.

“I can confirm that this is not an overdose case,” she said.

Fire Department paramedics responded to the call as an overdose, said Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson.
“We got the call as an OD (overdose) student at 26200 block of West Valencia Boulevard,” he said.

School officials respond regularly to medical issues involving students, Pinsker said.

“With 23,000 students and nearly 2,000 staff members throughout the district we respond to emergency medical issues on a regular basis,” she said. “Some of our students suffer from chronic health issues such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and other diseases that require emergency medical response, and occasionally an accident or injury is reported.”

The identities of the two girls were not released.
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