Muskegon student teacher allegedly sold weed edibles to band students before competition

Posted at 4:59 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 17:39:17-05

A student teacher with Orchard View Schools in Muskegon was fired after it was found that she allegedly sold marijuana edibles to high school band students.

The school district's superintendent, Jim Nielsen, addressed the incident in a letter to parents on Monday, Nov. 5. 

Nielsen stated that the edibles were sold prior to a competition trip Orchard View High School band students took to Detroit's Ford Field over the weekend. The high school's band director and principal learned of the incident on Monday.

Nielsen added that a "small number of students" took the edibles during the trip. 

"The school resource officer, a Muskegon Township Police Officer, was informed immediately and interviewed those involved," Nielsen said. 

The student teacher was fired, Nielsen said, and the Muskegon Township Police are conducting an investigation. 

In addition to the edible marijuana incident, the band director and principal also learned that band students were vaping during the trip after two vaping devices were confiscated. School officials tested the vapes and found that neither contained marijuana. 

"There are serious health implications to students using e-cigarettes and illegal drugs in any form," Nielsen wrote. "This situation provides a great opportunity for parents to review these with their children."