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Four Students Suspended
Thu May 1, 2014
Drugs in Cookie Dough Leads to Arrests in Burlington
Some Burlington teenagers are in trouble after adding a little something extra to some cookie dough in a home economics class... Marijuana.
Lt. Jeff Klein with the Burlington Police Department said Anthony Kennedy, 13, and Kevon Luckett, 13, each face one count of delivery of a controlled substance after bringing the marijuana to Edward Stone Middle School.
Klein said they placed some of it in the cookie dough, but did not have a chance to bake the cookies because other students came forward and alerted faculty and staff.
“Step one was making the cookie dough and step two would have been baking it the following day. So the proactive stance taken by the school prevented the cookies from ever being made.”
Klein said Kennedy and Luckett also gave some of the marijuana to Stone Graham, 13, and Daniel Scott, 13, who were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
He said they have all been released, but are scheduled to go before a juvenile court judge next week.
School Superintendent Jane Evans said the four students have been suspended from school.
She said in a brief statement that the staff at Edward Stone Middle School did a great job investigating the incident.
Evans said the district will continue to do everything possible to keep the schools free of controlled substances.
Lt. Klein said he is confident the four students were the only students involved in this incident.
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