Students accused of sickening class with pot brownies
UNDATED (WHDH) -- They brought their brownies into the classroom as part of their bring food day.
Who knows if 21-year-old Thomas Cunningham and his 19-year-old classmate Mary Essa thought they would get away with it.
“They had baked those brownies, and put THC or some type of marijuana substance into the brownies,” said CU Police Spokesperson, Ryan Huff.
Turns out in their small history class they were the only ones to bring food that day.
The act - in a classroom of 12 - sickened 7 students, and sent 3 to the hospital, including their professor.
“She just kept going in and out of consciousness, so she would answer a question and then slump,” said Susan Kent.
Susan Kent chairs Colorado University's history department and agreed to speak to us on behalf of her co-worker who had no idea why she was blacking out.
“One can only imagine had she been in the car, had she been with her children in the car, when the drugs started to take effect, what could have been the outcome of this, and it's just a terrible, irresponsible and reckless act,” said Kent.
“Putting marijuana in a food product and providing it somebody without their knowledge has always been illegal, and that will continue to be illegal, even after amendment 64,” said Huff.
Officials say the looming legalization of small amounts of marijuana has nothing to do with what happened inside this history class.
“This has got nothing to do with amendment 64 or a party school; this has to do with people making a very stupid lapse in judgment,” said Huff.
A first, officials said in the history of CU.
“There could be prison time involved in this case,” said Huff.
Two students likely didn't think the offense would end, quite, like this.