An Elementary teacher has been taken into custody after a student allegedly found marijuana edibles in a student reward box.
The incident occurred at Rock Creek Elementary School in Lexington County, South Carolina.
Authorities say they began investigating 27-year-old Victoria Farish Weiss who is a teacher at the school after a parent informed them that one of the students went to pick a treat from the box and accidently picked up one of the edibles. When Weiss noticed, she took the treat from the student and told them to choose another snack. When the child chose again, they picked another edible pack.
When authorities searched Weiss’ home, they found several marijuana edibles similar to what the student chose.
According to the report, at no time did any student consume any of the edibles.
Weiss was placed on administrative leaved during the investigation but has been fired as of Wednesday.
“The safety of our students is our top priority,” Superintendent Greg Little said in a statement. “It is unacceptable for a staff member to potentially threaten the wellbeing of a child. We will continue to work to ensure all of our children have a safe environment to learn and grow.”
THC Edibles are illegal in South Carolina.
Weiss is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.