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12-Year-Old Arrested For Bringing Pot Brownie To School

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A sixth-grader at Pomona Elementary School has been arrested for bringing a pot brownie to school and sharing it with some of his classmates.

About seven fifth and sixth graders at his school in Costa Mesa took a bite of the brownie and were hospitalized on Tuesday after they started feeling its effects. School administrators said they searched the boy's backpack and also found that he had a small bag of pot with him.

The boy, who was not identified since he's a minor, was arrested at his home on Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana on campus, according to KTLA. He was later released to a parent. However, officials said he wouldn't reveal where he got the brownie from.

It sounds like at least some of the students who ate the brownie knew there were some sort of drugs in it. A third grader at the school told KTLA that she had heard the brownie had drugs in it, and one student did end up telling the teacher that the brownie had drugs in it, too.

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All the students who were hospitalized at Hoag are doing okay.

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