nj.com: N.J. student, 13, gave classmates marijuana gummy bears. Teen girl ends up in hospital.


A 13-year-old student in Bergen County has been charged after giving his classmates edible marijuana gummy bears during school hours after one of his fellow students became ill and had to be taken to the hospital, police said.

The investigation began after 14-year-old Fair Lawn girl became sick and vomited on Feb. 8 and police were called to the area of Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road at 4:40 p.m.

The girl had "thrown up numerous times and was not feeling like herself,” said Sgt. Brian Metzler of the Fair Lawn Police Department. The girl told police a 13-year-old classmate gave her a gummy bear that would “stop her from stressing out,” Metzler said.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

“The ‘gummy bear’ was determined to be a marijuana edible after the victim was tested at the hospital,” Metzler said.

An investigation revealed marijuana edibles were also given to other students during school hours, Metzler said. The 13-year-old has since been charged as a juvenile in Family Court. The teen’s name was not released because he is juvenile.

Metzler did not name the school or say what the classmate was charged with.

The investigation into the incident led to the arrest of Jeffrey Klein, 48, of Fair Lawn, who was charged with possession of less than 5 grams of hashish. Police did not detail how Klein’s arrest was related to the edible marijuana. He was released pending a court hearing.