Police: Laced brownies made group of Riley High School students sick

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- The South Bend Community School Corporation said students involved in an on-campus drug incident on Monday are facing disciplinary actions.

The South Bend Police Department reported a group of girls at Riley High School had gotten sick after consuming food believed to be laced with something. A police official said the girls ate brownies but did not say what drug the brownies were laced with.

On Thursday, the Corporation sent the following statement:

“We are aware of an incident that occurred earlier this week at Riley High School. The matter was quickly investigated by South Bend Police and school officials. All students involved face disciplinary action based on the SBCSC Student Code of Conduct. We don’t have any tolerance for that type of behavior in our schools. We want our schools to be a safe learning environment for our students.”

Rodney Jennings is an RHS parent and called incidents like this foolish.

“Whether it’s a joke or to seriously hurt somebody,” he said. “It’s a serious crime, you can hurt somebody or get somebody hooked.”

SBPD also provided two other instances on drugs on campus at South Bend schools. Last Friday, police said a 15-year-old at Riley High School was found with prescription pills.

Police said the pills were not prescribed to him, but the student said he was taking them for his anxiety.

On Monday, SBPD said a 17-year-old Washington High School student was sent home with his parents after being found with marijuana. Jennings said he does feel safe knowing security is on campus, but is still concerned about safety.

“I think even with that, it’s still a level of fear because of the craziness that they can’t control,” Jennings said.

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