A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER GAVE OUT POT BROWNIES TO WIN HOMECOMING VOTES, POLICE SAY

A few days before her high school’s homecoming game, a cheerleader in Hartford, Mich., allegedly executed a sophisticated plot in her bid for queen.

Police told TV station WWMT that the 17-year-old at Hartford High School wanted the crown so badly that she showed up to school with a clever, but illegal, bit of homemade homecoming swag: a dozen pot brownies.

In the weeks prior, the girl had been nominated as a finalist for homecoming queen. Police say she hoped the brownies would sway her classmates to cast the votes she would need to win the title.

The cheerleader gave goody bags to football players, a standard practice before games, according to Hartford police, but hers also allegedly came with the brownies and their dose of THC.

The ambitious teen’s maneuvering was uncovered around Sept. 26, when police say someone used an app to anonymously notify state authorities, who then relayed the tip to Hartford police.

School officials were able to retrieve two brownies in their entirety and the partial remains of a third brownie, Hartford Superintendent Andrew Hubbard told The Washington Post.

Hubbard said at least eight students face possible expulsion for their roles or reactions to the scheme.

“I’ve read about things across this country. It has not happened with anything that I know of in this area,” Hartford police officer Michael Prince told Fox 17. “I’ve been an officer a long time, and whenever you think you’ve heard it all, something just about daily comes up, like, ‘Wow,’ ” Prince said.

Unfortunately for the teen, her quest for royalty was unsuccessful.

Hubbard says she did not attend Friday classes after the alleged plot was uncovered and was barred from participating in homecoming ceremonies.

Police told Fox 17 that the girl has moved out of state since the incident, but said that criminal charges will be pursued.

As for the brownies confiscated by school officials, police say the baked goods will be sent to a crime lab for testing and analysis.

Source: Washington Post, by Herman Wong and T.J. Ortenzi

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