According to New Jersey police, high school teacher Avi Mandel has been accused of giving marijuana to a 4-year old child.
Mandel, 30, was arrested after investigators said tests revealed that the child had tested positive for the drug according to NJ.com. The teacher was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.
According to the report from NJ.com, the child had been taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and was lethargic and unable to stand. The state’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency alerted the prosecutor’s office.
Medical tests had found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, in the child’s body, according to WNBC.
Teaneck police determined the child had been in the custody of Mandel when the substance was consumed, said Prosecutor Musella.
Details are not clear on how Mandel knows the child or where he taught high school.
Musella tol NJ.com that Mandel has already been released and is pending a court hearing.