A Cafeteria worker has been arrested for allegedly selling homemade weed edibles to high school kids.
The incidents took place in Tangipahoa Parish at Sumner High School campus and according to Complex the worker—later identified as Tymetrica Cohn, 45—was removed from the Sumner High School campus on Friday and placed into the custody of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
In the statement, Stilley said that school officials had received word of what was described in the news release as “a possible threat involving a substitute cafeteria worker allegedly selling a homemade baked good laced with marijuana also known as edibles.”
According to Stilley, this information was first shared with authorities using the anonymous reporting app P3.
“I want to commend this student who saw something and used the P3 app to bring this threat to the attention of our school officials and law enforcement,” Stilley added.
AMITE—Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley confirms that a temporary cafeteria worker at Sumner High School was removed from campus in police custody on Friday.
On Friday afternoon, school officials and law enforcement were notified of a possible threat involving a substitute cafeteria worker allegedly selling a homemade baked good laced with marijuana also known as edibles.
The threat was reported by a student through the Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa P3 app, an online tool utilized to anonymously report safety threats.
“The safety of our students is of the utmost importance to our school system,” Stilley said. “I want to commend this student who saw something and used the P3 app to bring this threat to the attention of our school officials and law enforcement.”
Stilley said the TPSO worked quickly to respond to the case.
That investigation is ongoing; however, a suspect was taken off campus by law enforcement prior to the dismissal of classes today.
Stilley said the individual identified in this investigation is not a Tangipahoa Parish School System employee. She described the suspect as a substitute worker, hired by ESS, a staffing service used to place substitute employees in schools.
Stilley did not offer any additional information on the case, pending the outcome of the TPSO investigation.
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley
As noted by police, as well as in ensuing reports (including this one from WFTV), Cohn did not work directly for the school system but was instead employed by way of a local staffing agency. She was ultimately charged with one count each of possession/distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug-free zone.
According to online jail records, Cohn was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on Friday afternoon. At the time of this writing, she was still listed as being in custody.
Additional information on the case has not been made public. An investigation, however, remains in progress.