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Editor’s Note: Ryan Huff and Bronson Hilliard will hold a press availability at 12:30 p.m. today in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the Police/Parking Services building (connected to the Regent AutoPark). They will not be available for interviews before 12:30 p.m.
The University of Colorado Police Department has arrested two CU students on suspicion of multiple felonies for furnishing marijuana-laced brownies to their unsuspecting classmates and instructor.
At about 10:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, UCPD responded to the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building on a report of a professor who was complaining of dizziness and going in and out of consciousness. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital.
At about 4 p.m., a student’s mother notified UCPD that her daughter (who was in the professor’s class earlier that day) was having an anxiety attack and was at a local hospital. On Saturday,Dec. 8, a second student told UCPD that she felt like she was going to “blackout” after the class. Her family took her to the hospital for evaluation.
An investigation revealed that the three hospitalized victims – and five other classmates – were suffering from the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. Two students – Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19 – baked THC-laced brownies for the class as part of a “bring food day.” The professor and classmates were unaware that the brownies contained THC.
UCPD interviewed Cunningham and Essa on the evening of Dec. 8 and confirmed that the brownies contained marijuana. UCPD arrested Cunningham and Essa on suspicion of the following charges:
· Assault in the Second Degree (Class 4 felony)
· Inducing Consumption of Controlled Substances by Fraudulent Means (Class 4 felony)
· Conspiracy to Commit Assault in the Second Degree (Class 5 felony)
· Conspiracy to Commit Inducing Consumption of Controlled Substances by Fraudulent Means (Class 5 felony)
UCPD has interviewed the professor and 11 of the 12 students in class. Of those contacted thus far, two were suspects, three were hospitalized, five othersbecame ill and two did not eat the brownies. The three hospitalized victimshave since been released.
The Case Number is 2012-3559. The case remains under investigation, and thus investigative reports are not available for release at this time. UCPD believes this is an isolated incident and there’s no ongoing threat to the campus community.
Any discipline carried out by the Office of Student Conduct is confidential and protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
CU-BOULDER CONFIRMS OFF-CAMPUS DEATH OF 21-YEAR-OLD STUDENT MICHAEL A. HOFFMAN
The University of Colorado Boulder today confirmed the recent death of CU-Boulder student Michael Hoffman, 21, on Aug. 30.
Hoffman was found unconscious at an off-campus apartment building on the Hill in Boulder in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 26.
Hoffman and a friend were drinking and socializing on the Hill in the early hours of Aug. 26, but later became separated. He was found unconscious on a doorstep of an apartment building by a resident of the building who called 911. Paramedics responded, Hoffman was taken to the hospital and he never regained consciousness.
Hoffman was an open-option Arts and Sciences major from New Jersey.
CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said of Hoffman’s passing, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of one of our students, Michael Hoffman, and we extend our thoughts and prayers to Michael’s family and friends.
“The loss of any of our students is a blow to our community and a harsh limit placed on the future of our world. I believe this is a challenge to us to continue our efforts in alcohol and drug education, as well as a strong incentive to strengthen our partnerships with the city of Boulder and other stakeholders to reduce the often tragic role that alcohol and drug abuse play in our state and community.”
Counseling resources are available to Michael Hoffman’s friends and classmates, or to others in the community affected by his passing, through CU’s Office of Victim Assistance at http://cuvictimassistance.com/ or 303-492-8855, or the office of Counseling and Psychological Services at https://counseling.colorado.edu/ or 303-492-6766. Faculty and staff can also visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at 303-492-3345.
Unleashing Your Sexualness: THURSDAY MAY 26th 7pm-9:30PM
Unleashing Your Talents and Abilities: FRIDAY MAY 27th 7pm-9:30P
Access Bars Class: SATURDAY MAY 28th 10am-6pm
Access Foundation Class: SUN & MON MAY 29th & 30th,10am-6pm
Access Level 1 Class: TUES & WED MAY 31st and JUNE 1st, 10am-6pm
Boulder: A Taste of Access (How to not take on other peoples energy):
Wednesday June 1st, 6:30pm-8:30pm
A Taste Of Access (How To Be Money): Tuesday June 7th, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Access Foundation Class: Thurs and Fri June 9th & 10th, 10am to 6pm
Level 1 Class: Sat June 11th, 10am to 6pm and Sun June 12th, 12:30pm to 8:30pm
ACCESS BARS CLASS: JULY 8, (Friday, 10am – 6pm)
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ACCESS LEVEL 1 CLASS: JULY 11 & 12, (Monday and Tuesday, 10am to 6pm)
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Boulder sister cities programs receive recognition
Two of Boulder’s sister city programs have received recognition for forging innovative, respectful and responsible collaborations with the international communities they serve.
Boulder Kisumu Sister City Committee
The Boulder Kisumu Sister City Committee has been selected as a top program by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy. As a result, the program and its successes will be highlighted at the upcoming U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy to be held Nov. 16 to 19 in Washington, D.C.
The committee is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization founded to encourage the people of the City of Boulder and Kisumu, Kenya, to acquire a consciousness of each other, to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, as citizens of their country, and as part of the family of nations.
More information about this award can be found at: www.usc4cd.org/summit/taskforce.
Boulder-Lhasa Sister City Project
The Boulder-Lhasa sister city organization received an award at the 2010 China International Friendship Cities Conference in Shanghai last month for its work in Tibet. The plaque honored the group specifically for its “communication and cooperation with China.”
Boulder-Lhasa Sister City Project (BLSCP) is a non-profit public charity formed in 1986 in Boulder, Colorado, which develops and implements non-political exchanges of mutual benefit with Lhasa, Tibet, including surrounding areas, in health care, education, environmental protection, science and technology, agriculture and animal husbandry, and culture and art. Boulder is Tibet’s only sister city in the United States.
“We are so proud of the work our sister cities teams do both for their designated international communities and here at home, where their experiences and partnerships enrich our understanding of our global community,” said Susan Kohl, TITLE with sister cities. “These recognitions underscore the important contributions they – and this program – make.”
For more information on Boulder’s Sister Cities Program, visit the sister cities’ website.