A teacher is accused of handing out the snacks is under investigation.

Students get sick after high school employee allegedly hands out pot brownies 

Atlanta Public Schools police is looking into claims an employee brought pot brownies to a high school Friday and handed them out to students, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Two students and a school employee at South Atlanta High School were taken to a hospital after showing symptoms of being under the influence of drugs, according to the news station. They had reportedly eaten brownies brought to the school by another employee earlier that day.

A district spokesman said the three people were treated at the hospital and then released; they did not stay overnight. 

The employee is a veteran special education teacher at the high school, Channel 2 reported. The district did not confirm the employee’s position or identify the person, citing the ongoing investigation, which is being conducted by the school district’s police force. 

“The school employee who is believed to be responsible has been removed from the school and faces disciplinary action pending the outcome of the investigation,” district spokesman Ian Smith said in a statement.

-- Reporter Vanessa McCray contributed to this article. 

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