Byron Nelson student sickened by marijuana-laced brownie

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A 15-year-old student at Byron Nelson High School faces drug charges after authorities say he gave a marijuana-laced brownie to a classmate who became unconscious and had to be rushed to a hospital, Trophy Club police said Tuesday.

The 17-year-old girl was taken to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine Monday afternoon. Her condition was not known Tuesday.

The boy was taken to the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center and later released.

He faces a charge of delinquent conduct/delivery of marijuana, Trophy Club police commander Lee Delk said on Tuesday.

"We don't get many calls like that," Delk said.

Neither student was identified.

A school nurse contacted a school resource officer shortly before 1:30 p.m. Monday about a sick girl at the Trophy Club school, which is in the Northwest school district.

The girl became ill after eating the brownie and eventually became unconscious, police said.

"Once she told us who had given it to her we questioned the boy," Delk said.

The boy apparently knew the girl, Trophy Club police said.

"He didn't give brownies to anyone else," Delk said.

Authorities found more brownies crumbled in a plastic bag.

A field test was conducted on the brownies and they tested positive for marijuana, Delk said.

"He did not make the brownies," Delk said. "He claimed to have received them from another Bryon Nelson student."

No charges will be pursed against that student because it was a he said/he said situation, Delk said.

Northwest spokeswoman Lesley Weaver said the district is cooperating with Trophy Club police.

"Discipline is appropriate," Weaver said. "And it will follow the consequences outlined in our student handbook and code of conduct."

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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