Police arrested a first grade teacher after she allegedly poisoned colleagues with food laced with marijuana at an after-hours event.
Teresa Badger was arrested at her home on three counts of poisoning.
The investigation started Nov. 21 after about 20 teachers attended a pot luck and started feeling ill.
Two were rushed to the hospital. A 15-year-old also experienced symptoms after eating food brought home from the party.
"There was some food that was ingested by several of the attendees. These people later started feeling sick and developed symptoms where they thought that they were under the influence of some type of a substance,” said Lt. Frank Hartig of Benicia Police Department.
Blood tests determined that there was THC in the systems of the sick party-goers.
There is no word yet on the status of Badger’s job, but some people don’t think she should be teaching.
"We love our children and to say that this is something that is happening... hopefully she doesn't have a teaching license after this,” said Mary Malcolm, a Benicia resident.
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