CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - The superintendent of Central High School says two seniors were hospitalized Monday after allegedly smoking synthetic marijuana in the bathroom at the school.
According to Superintendent Michael Faulk, the principal of the school called him to report the incident. Reports say the students, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, smoked the synthetic marijuana in the bathroom Monday and went back to class, where they became ill.
The students were taken to the emergency room and their parents were called.
Superintendent Faulk is recommending the students be expelled from school. A hearing will be held to determine the punishment for the students, but not until they are released from the hospital.
"We do random drug searches with drug dogs. We search lockers and parking lots," said Faulk. "At the beginning of the year, mandatory drug screening is required for all athletes, students in extracurricular activities and students who drive on campus. Random drug screening is required during the year for all students."
Faulk says synthetic marijuana dealers and store owners always find ways to get around the rules, which is part of the problem. "It's a game that they play and we're always dodging them," said Faulk.