Thursday, February 9

Clio-area mother arraigned for allegedly leaving marijuana edibles unsecure | Crime

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) – The mother of an Edgerton Elementary School student who shared marijuana edibles at school last week was arraigned Wednesday on a child abuse charge.

Melinda Gatica appeared in a Genesee County courtroom, where she was formally charged with one count of second-degree child abuse. 

Mother to face felony charge after kindergarteners get sick from edibles

Investigators say her kindergartener got a hold of some marijuana edibles at home and brought them to school. The child shared them with other students, causing more than 15 to become ill at school on Friday.

Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said the students began suffering from dizziness, nausea and lightheadedness around 1 p.m. Friday. The school was evacuated and seven students went to Hurley Medical Center for treatment.