Students Feed Pot Brownies to Unsuspecting Class
Pranksters face prison time after classmates, professor sickened
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2012 8:37 AM CST
Pot brownies or regular brownies?   (©)

(Newser) – Today in pranks gone wrong: Two University of Colorado students are facing some pretty serious prison time after confessing to bringing pot brownies into their history class on Friday morning and feeding them to their unsuspecting peers. Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, were arrested Saturday night on multiple felony charges after two students and the professor ended up hospitalized after eating the brownies, which were part of a "bring food to class" day, the Daily Camera reports.

Police were first notified around 10:20am, after the professor became dizzy and started losing consciousness. That afternoon, they heard that a student from the class was hospitalized with an anxiety attack; the next day, they learned of another student who was hospitalized after feeling she was going to "black out" after class. Those three and five others were found to be experiencing the effects of marijuana's active ingredient, THC. Cunningham and Essa have confirmed there was marijuana in the brownies. They could be suspended or expelled, and KUSA reports that each of the four charges they face carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

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Dec 11, 2012 12:51 AM CST
if this is bad, imagine all those people in the mk ultra program.
Dec 10, 2012 11:57 PM CST
I totally agree with most of the people on this wall. Knowing pot ingestion= huge, safe fun. Unknowing pot ingestion= panic attacks, potential car accidents and general mayhem. I hope these idiots get something more serious than a slap on the wrist. This is messed up, dangerous, and we as a society need to make sure it happens as rarely as possible (it will happen again, though. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool). P.S. I'm a college student, a Colorado resident, and an occasional smoker. If anyone should be able to relate to these idiots it's me. I'm relating a bit more to the victims than the perpetrators, though; I like brownies, and I don't want to have to be wary of them.
Dec 10, 2012 4:52 PM CST
They did this at my High School 9 years ago and it went down the same way. Some stupid girl paid 5 dollars for a brownie just like everyone else and started to feel weird. She thought she was gonna die and told the nurse and the next day it was already in the headlines. To this day all outside food is prohibited unless it goes through the principals office.