Skip to comments.Police: Teacher brought marijuana-laced food to after-work potluck
Posted on 01/25/2014 10:35:21 AM PST by Morgana
(CNN) -- Police in Northern California have arrested an elementary schoolteacher after she allegedly brought marijuana-laced food to an after-hours employee potluck dinner.
Teresa Gilmete Badger, a 47-year-old teacher at Matthew Turner Elementary School in Benicia, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of poisoning after a six-week-long investigation, said Lt. Frank Hartig of the Benicia Police Department.
After the late-November get-together in the Bay Area town, several people reported feeling ill, a police statement said.
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Had I been one of the people who ingested and was poisoned by that crap, I’d have to be physically restrained, because I’d personally kill the idiot who did it.
A the kids of a friend of mine in NorCal have this lady as a teacher. Everyone is pretty stunned by this development.
I think she completely misunderstood the term “pot-luck”.
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People who did this need to be in prison for at least a while, maybe it can serve as a deterrent to other blithering morons.
Is everyone “pretty stunned by this development” OR is everyone “pretty stoned by this development?! :)
Knowing that stoners, slackers and liberals are involved, “pretty” is not really part of the mix here.
Wow, she looks angry like Michelle O...
I don’t know what it’s like now, but pot smokers used to fantasize about doing this *all* the time. She probably thought it would be “funny” & convince people that it was “actually okay”. The unwitting people she did it to are, naturally, not amused. Then again, their minds don’t work the same way a stoner’s mind works, so of course, they don’t “understand”.
A person wants to do this, fine. It’s when they inflict it on other people that it becomes a problem. We’ve replaced discretion with exhibitionism & “We will MAKE you agree with us.”
Birds of a feather *should* flock together. They are certainly welcome to shun “the rest of us”- & that should go both ways.
Of course, none of those pot smokers actually did - who would waste their stash this way?
this lady is a bit twisted.
lol Just a little.
It wasn’t solid gold back then ($10/ oz, @ most, 45 a quarter for “exotics”). None that I know of, but then I don’t think they would have dared (even the adults).
Now we know what happens when people actually *do* “whatever feels good”.
No one knew they were eating marijuana brownies? You can taste it. Must have been a lot of booze there as well.
Funny. Either you have a few years on me (15 to 20/z when I got into the game), or perhaps you lived closer to the source.
Like Jim Jones 1978. Bring a surprise that no one expected to the meal.
The original marijuana “brownies” were actually hashish cakes. Slipped by Alice B. Toklas when a friend said “include this in your cookbook!” It went to print in England first, all was revealed to poor Alice and she got it taken out of the American edition. She never forgave the prankster. She was a life long Republican!
It was no surprise, Jones told them they were killing themselves.
What if she’d done this in Colorado?
:-) Maybe both. “Exotics” didn’t get expensive (the $45 figure) until around 1978ish. I was 20, give or take a few months. And in S Texas, I guess close to the source.
If she made everyone aware they were eating pot infused whatever before they ate it, no biggie. If the person eating it *didn’t* know, that’s *very* uncool. Doesn’t matter if it’s legal or not.
Have you ever eaten pot as opposed to smoking it?
Yet another “educator” with an “education degree”. Don’t let this bad-judgment fool near children. That surely is child abuse.
It was very poor judgement for sure.
You know that not all teachers are liberals, right? Or union. Why *have* we turned our kids & grandkids over to these people?
I consider this almost as bad as slipping date rape drugs, or alcohol, for that matter. What if somebody is already on some medication with which they aren’t supposed to have substances or has some condition, maybe a mental illness, seizure disorder, or is pregnant. I might sue, and I’m not a sue-happy person.
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I totally agree. Deliberately and dangerously slipping somebody mind-altering substances, it’s a direct attack on mind and body. I’d personally take it as being ‘almost’ akin to being sexually molested. And I wasn’t kidding with my initial post. I could kill somebody with my bare hands if they did this to me.
Potheads think it’s funny. I find it as funny as cancer.
same age, 20 in 78 as well.
If you’ve never smoked marijuana and have never ingested it previously you wouldn’t have felt anything.
$10.00 an ounce weed? Man, when was this? When I was a kid in high school(’71-75) an ounce of weed was 35-40 bucks at least.
What of the people in this reported instance, who were sickened by it, one even going to the hospital? Are you saying they were already dopers? Including the 15-year-old? That’s why they had a reaction?
dmz Heh. I hope you don’t feel as old as I do.
Where were Y’All? In San Antonio, it was $10 until at least 1978. I got married in 78 & then my hubs always bought it & his friends usually had the more exotic stuff, but I think it was still that cheap for a while- at least another year. Irritated me because it was not an improvement imho... “buds”!? These are sticks! By the time you took out the stems & seeds, there was a lot less shake left. And I had to watch it. I was no lightweight, but I did *not* like getting that high.
Quite honestly I doubt the validity of most of the article. Marijuana is not a poisonous plant.
I live in NJ. In 1978 an ounce of weed here sold anywhere between 35-50 bucks and I enjoyed the high. I’d be lying if I said no. I’m a recovering alcoholic and I’m sober, off booze an pot for 23 years.
That defense might actually work
As a stupid defense, many people create marijuana butter and they may have grabbed the wrong container.
That’s not a defense, that’s an excuse. Not acceptable.
That’s why it was so expensive. Pot probably saved my life. Alcoholism runs hard on my dad’s side of the family. I never learned to drink because I smoked instead. I enjoyed it too, just not after it got so strong.
That’s a fantastic milestone, jmac. God Bless you & Keep you safe.
Between the ears, not at all. The hinges are a bit creaky, though.
Was down in that area (San Antonio) about a year and a half ago. Day trip to see all the missions (couldn’t just do the Alamo).
:-) It’s not so much physical (Heh “If I’d known I wuz gonna live this long, I’d a taken better care of myself” *sometimes*), but the social changes are getting a little hard to cope with.
I haven’t been in so *long* & keep meaning to go again. Did you get to the Spanish Governor’s Palace? It’s my favorite one, though not really a “mission” per se. That’s a beautiful way to spend a day/ weekend- esp in the Spring or Fall.
If you’re close enough for a day trip to SA, have you ever been to the presidio in Goliad? It’s very cool, too. (I always think it’s in Gonzales, but it’s not)
I tried pot when I was in high school. It made me want to rape and kill.
Not close. East coaster.
Wife was going for work, I went cuz I could. We were in Austin (I know only nominally texas) but hey the home town of both junior brown and bill kirchen these days, among some other notables of twang.
Missions and riverwalk (which I could have skipped) were all we got to as it was just a day trip.
Oh well. Tuck it away for later, maybe. I love Austin for the music & the food, but other than that...only in very small doses. Very small. My favorite part of Texas (besides the coast) is out by Alpine/ Sanderson/ Marfa.
Yeah. The river walk is a tourist trap.
Boy, I would love to get to visit the East Coast’s beaches- Georgia to Maine. (+ sister in Florida & good friend on the coast in NC) That’s the only thing I don’t love about Texas- except for south, it sure takes a long time to get across a state line from here.
Give me an hour, and from here where I am in Maryland, I could get to Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and (if I drive a bit faster than I should) West Virginia.
Try Old Orchard Beach, Maine for a little scratch your headed-ness.
Buddy of mine and I, back in the days we were previously speaking of, rolled into town and wondered why in the hell everyone was speaking French. Guess the water’s warm enough there for the Quebecois.
The coast of Maine is prettier than any of its postcards.
The son of my friend in NC lives in Maryland. That would sure have it’s advantages.
:-) I see quite a few “bilingual” places. Wow. And it looks like they are pet friendly, too. That would be quite a road trip from Texas. (lol Nova Scotia has entered the discussions around here), but it would be the trip of a lifetime.
I believe it. It’s so pristine. I would love to go there!
?? (Your Majesty?) I’m not of a “tee totaler” mindset, but I’m glad I avoided the risk.
Driving was my thought re eating something with pot in it. If home isn’t close & you don’t realize pretty quick what you’ve just done, it’s a loooong way. Even when I was young & stupid, I didn’t like driving under the influence just smoking. Too stressful.
Power tools- oh, Hell no! LOL You know I’m a “she”, right? I’m dangerous enough with hand tools.
I guess the teacher misunderstood the meaning of the term “potluck.”
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I just find it hard to fathom that stupidity has become so widespread
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