Man Arrested in "Pot Cookie" Case at Irving Middle School


Lincoln Public School officials say a 12-year-old female middle school student will be suspended for knowingly bringing marijuana cookies to school. School officials say eight children ate the pot-laced cookies Tuesday, and that some of them knew what they were eating.

Administrators called the students to the office of Irving Middle School after hearing about the incident from other students. LPS then notified police.

"Most of the things that go on we know about them," Susette Taylor, the school's principal said. "Students tell us, and that's a real important piece. So, we're really proud of our students for that."

Police say the 12-year-old passed cookies out to three students who knew about what was in them, and then passed them on to others who may not have known they were laced with marijuana.

Police arrested 37-year-old Ramon Noriega for child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a child in connection with the case. Police also ticketed 37-year-old Kellie Noriega for child neglect.

LPS Communications Director Mary Kay Roth says Irving Middle School officials have made sure all students involved in this incident are safe. She says they have all been checked out and are just fine.

Police say cookies were also found in the girl's locker.

Administrators are working with police to determine the next appropriate steps.

The school also sent out a letter to parents around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to alert them of the situation.

"When my kids go to school I want them to be safe," Mistie Diaz, an Irving parent, said. "So, for [the school] to let us know what's going on, that's kind of a relief to know that they are taking care of it."


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