Nine elementary school students ages 10-12 were taken to the hospital on Friday after consuming candy that had been infused with marijuana, according to USA Today.
School spokeswoman Colleen Reynolds says a student “inadvertently” brought in THC-laced candy in a package similar to a popular sour candy and then shared it with friends.
Emergency medical services and law enforcement were immediately alerted as soon as the school became aware of the situation, Reynolds said.
At around 1 p.m. some of the students began complaining of stomach distress after being exposed to weed-laced edibles. Broward County Sheriff spokesman and Battalion Chief Michael Kane told the news outlet that their injuries weren’t life-threatening.
The students — seven boys and two girls — who were sent to the ER for observation were released on Friday after evaluation, USA Today reported.
Broward County Sheriff’s Sgt. Donald Prichard said no criminal charges were filed Friday, but the investigation is ongoing.
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