High school cheerleader tries to win homecoming vote with pot brownie bribes
I don't know about you, but for a lot of young people, high school was a long and hard slog of homework, exams and detention, where there's this immense pressure to be liked by everyone. Of course, this pressure is entirely made up in your head and the best thing you can do is to be yourself, but try telling that to an insecure 15-year-old.
With that in mind, there might be someone you know (it might even have been you) who would go to extreme lengths to prove their popularity at school. In a desperate plea for attention they might throw a party and invite all of the cool kids, or play a prank on the stuffy principal that everyone'll remember forever.
Apparently, they might also try baking special brownies.
Of course, right now, it's homecoming season in America, and there are plenty of people in every school vying to be voted the homecoming queen or king. Now, many people might try impassioned speeches or make an effort to campaign to every student in their year, but out in Van Buren County, Michigan, a cheerleader had another idea.
A rep from Hartford Police Department reported that they were tipped via the OK2Say app that a 17-year-old at the local school brought in goodie bags of brownies, but these were no ordinary brownies. Authorities have recovered three of the treats so far, and they've been sent for testing for marijuana oil.
"We are investigating two things," Hartford patrolman Michael Prince said to local news outlets. "No. 1: Some were put in goody bags for players. Also, they were used to obtain votes for the queen contest." He added that some of the edibles had been flushed down the toilet, and that others had been eaten.
"You always think you've heard it all and seen it all, and there is always something new to surprise you."
"What if one of those would have gotten in the wrong hands," says Angel Avery, a concerned parent at the school, said. "What if one of those were given to a kid who had a reaction to it. So many worse things could have happened than what did." The young girl involved is currently out of town on a "family emergency", but Superintendent Hubbard has said in a letter to school parents to discuss the issue with their children.
"Please, take some time tonight to discuss with your children that if at any time they become aware of a potential danger to themselves or others it is their duty to report it immediately to a staff member directly, our websites anonymous tip line or OK2SAY."
Although it's unclear whether or not the girl involved will face charges for her actions (distributing drugs in a drug-free-zone school could constitute a felony), police revealed to USA Today that the cheerleader unfortunately did not win the title of homecoming queen.