Oxon Hill High School student claims she was wrongfully punished for drug-laced brownies
A 17-year-old honor student from Oxon Hill High School has been detained and punished along with several other teenagers for eating drug-laced brownies. But the problem? She says she never did it.
After more than two weeks, school officials say they made a mistake about her.
This student says she never even got an apology after the school admitted its fault. Now she has got a lawyer who is teaming with her mother and willing to take Prince George's County Public Schools to court.
"They need to know you just can't treat kids like this and get away with it," said Vera Taylor-Johnson.
She is a mother who is not happy with what has been happening inside Oxon Hill High School. The school accidentally searched and kicked her child out of school in mid-December by saying she along with other students ate drugged-laced brownies.
We first told you about this story Wednesday when two students were facing charges for the incident.
"She had proof that she had nothing to do with these group of kids and they still detained her," said Taylor-Johnson.
Her mother says this A student, who has never been in trouble, has gone through a few weeks of worrying by trying to prove her innocence.
The high school finally admitted they made a mistake after winter break and allowed the student back to class.
But the family feels more needs to be done getting a lawyer to explore legal remedies.
"They failed to provide my client with due process as she is entitled to under our Constitution and also under the student rights and responsibilities handbook," said attorney Cynthia Goode Works.
Prince George's County Public Schools officials did not want to talk on camera with us, but they did release this statement:
"While we cannot comment on a particular student, part of any investigation into an incident includes identification of students involved.
"If any student is identified in error, a correction will be made and disciplinary actions will not be applied."