South Carolina elementary school teacher arrested after student picks marijuana edibles from reward box, cops

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She is reportedly no longer employed with the school district.

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Police said a South Carolina elementary school teacher was arrested after a student took a pack of marijuana edibles, which are illegal in the state, out of a reward box in his classroom.

Victoria Farrish Weiss, 27, is charged with a Schedule I drug charge. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said he turned himself in to officers on Friday.

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On September 23, authorities began an investigation into the matter after a student at Rocky Creek Elementary School reported taking a cannabis-based product from a reward box.

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“Detectives confirmed during interviews that Weiss took the student’s pack of food items and asked him to take something else out of the box,” said Lexington County Sheriff Jay Coon.

The student then grabbed another packet of food items, Coon said. He said that none of the students ate the products.

When officers searched Weiss’s home the next day, they found food items similar to those seen in his classroom, police said.

“Marijuana edibles are cannabis-based food products. They come in many forms, but in this case the items were candy,” Koon said. “They are often packaged in wrappers and bags with logos and colors that resemble traditional candy brands.

“While they are available in other states and online, they are illegal in South Carolina,” he said.

Lexington School District One officials told WIS TV That till Thursday the teacher was not working in the district.

According to the news outlet, Superintendent Dr. Greg Little said, “The safety of our students is our top priority.” “It is unacceptable for a staff member to potentially threaten the well-being of a child.”

Granthshala News has contacted the elementary school.


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