PRAS cancels track meet after marijuana suspicions

LEROY — Officials at Pine River Area Schools are erring on the side of caution after marijuana was suspected in cupcakes brought to a Spanish class' Cinco de Mayo celebration.

According to a press release from the district, a student in a second-hour Spanish 1 class brought a tray of cupcakes and later, after all of the treats had been consumed, told the class the food had been laced with marijuana.

"The administration moved with speed once we heard about the potential risk posed to our students today," Lukshaitis said. "We are taking this situation very seriously and while we have not observed any student sick or under the influence of marijuana, we want to make sure that all parents are aware of the situation."

The district interviewed all 31 students in the class, including the student who brought the cupcakes.

"At this time, I can only state that the student has stuck to the story that she made the story up and that there was no marijuana in cupcakes," Lukshaitis said. "We have no way to know whether or not the marijuana is real or a concocted element in a story."

He realizes the situation could be a hoax, but an investigation is ongoing and law enforcement has been notified.

The middle school track meet scheduled for May 5 was cancelled due to the possible health issue as a result of the incident. Parents with students in the class also were notified.

"We urge our parents to watch their kids and report any illness or medical attention to our offices immediately," Lukshaitis said. "Unfortunately, we may have to revise our policies and simply shut down any and all baked goods coming into the school from the home."