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Affidavit: 16-year-old student feared death

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a lethargic 16-year-old student at Liberty High School on Monday, April 11.

A deputy arrived at the school around 9:30 a.m. and spoke with the vice principal.

The vice principal told the deputy that a student was receiving help at the nursing station.

The deputy also learned that the lethargic student had eaten THC gummies.

These erasers would come from a classmate, Cierra Rucker, 18 years old.

The vice-principal was able to confiscate “two packets of THC candies that the student obtained from the defendant,” according to the affidavit.

Rucker was brought into the office and her belongings were searched by the assistant manager.

The assistant manager spoke to Rucker who denied having anything to do with the incident.

Rucker allegedly admitted to having “drug smuggling in his backup,” according to the affidavit.

A vape pen was also found during the search.

Vape pen tests revealed marijuana.

The deputy then questioned Rucker about the incident.

Rucker reiterated that she was not involved in the incident, but admitted “a THC vape pen was recovered from her backpack which she received from a friend,” according to the affidavit.

The 16-year-old student was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

The student admitted to meeting Rucker at school earlier that day and getting the THC gummies.

The affidavit states that “the student stated that she then consumed one of the gummies and then had a bad reaction.”

Further investigation, including text messages between the 16-year-old and Rucker, led to the 18-year-old’s arrest.

Rucker was incarcerated and released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on April 11.

Martha K. Merrill