Victoria Farish Weiss, 27, was fired as a teacher at Rocky Creek Elementary School in South Carolina and charged with possession of a Schedule 1 drug.
Lexington County officials say when the student picked the food, the teacher took it away and told the youth to take something else.
But when the child chose another treat, he allegedly grabbed a second packet of edibles.
“We got involved in this case on September 23 after learning that a student at Rocky Creek Elementary School had chosen a package of marijuana edibles from a box full of candy that Weiss was using to reward students. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.
“Detectives confirmed in interviews that Weiss took the student’s packet of edibles and told him to choose something else from the box. The student returned to the box and grabbed another package of edibles. No student ate any of the products.
Edibles, which are illegal in the state, are candy or food items that contain marijuana or the psychoactive drug ingredient, THC.
No children ate edibles during the September incident, school officials said.
Ms. Weiss was put on administrative leave after law enforcement notified the school district.
Police said they searched the teacher’s home the day after the incident and found packages of edibles similar to the one chosen by the student.
“The safety of our students is our top priority,” Superintendent Greg Little said in a statement.
“It is unacceptable that a staff member potentially threatens the well-being of a child. We will continue to work so that all of our children have a safe environment to learn and grow. “
Ms. Weiss surrendered and was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.