Ohio man pleads no contest after daughter gives cannabis edibles to elementary school classmates

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — The father of an elementary school student has pleaded no contest to multiple charges after his daughter took marijuana edibles to the school and shared them with classmates, causing all of them to fall ill.

WCMH Channel 4 reports Scott Macre, 44, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 14 after he pleaded guilty to inducing panic, obstruction, and a misdemeanor drug possession charge. A charge of endangering children was changed to inducing panic, WCMH reports.

Police said Macre’s 10-year-old daughter brought cannabis gummies to Windermere Elementary School on April 22 and shared them with four other students during lunch period. Five students were taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital after showing “signs of impairment, nausea, hallucinations, and elevated heart rates.”

WBNS Channel 10 reports that police say the girl thought the gummies were leftover Easter candy.

Reports say Macre attempted to get rid of the gummies down a garbage disposal when they came to his home while investigating the incident. He told police he had bought them in 2018 in Colorado and had brought them downstairs while intoxicated the night before the incident and left them in a kitchen cabinet, WBNS reports.