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A teenager collapsed and was taken to hospital after eating a cake containing cannabis at his school, authorities said today.
The 14-year-old student was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital about noon (CST) yesterday after eating the cake, which had been passed on by another student at Taminmin High School, a police spokesman said.
Police were investigating the incident, but it was not yet known if any charges would be laid.
Taminmin High principal Kim Rowe said it was an unfortunate, isolated incident.
"I'm not really all that interested in going into too many details ... because it's something that we want to address here ourselves particularly," Mr Rowe told ABC radio.
"It's a very isolated incident of someone bringing some substance to school and another kid getting hold of it and reacting really, really very badly to it.
"It's one of the things that we warn the kids about all the time, 'hey be careful what you take, be careful what you eat, you just don't know what's in it'."
Mr Rowe said he had been told the teenager knew cannabis was in the cake, one of two that had been consumed by students at the school.
"I had some kids come over and tell me that there was a young fella in the toilet and he was in trouble," Mr Rowe said.
"There was only two little cookies (that) came onto the place - one may have been stronger than the other.
"I think there might have been a couple (of students) have a chew down on that (other) one."
Mr Rowe said students were upset about the incident, and hoped it did not affect the school's reputation.
"The kids have been very open about (it), they are very angry," he said.
"It was imported from outside of the school by a non-school member, which I certainly hope the police are pursuing.
" ... we don't have a lot of the dope at the school."
Mr Rowe said he did not think the drug problem at his school was any worse than other state schools, and would continue to work to address the issue.