New Mexico paramedics were summoned by Albuquerque School of Excellence administration after several students fell ill. School faculty declared that the students began feeling ill after eating gummy bears brought by one of their classmates from home. The gummy bears were later found to contain tetrahydrocannabinol.
Gummy Bear Belonged to Student’s Parents
According to the New Mexico authorities, at least several students from New Mexico’s Albuquerque School of Excellence started displaying unusual symptoms after eating candy offered by a 9-year-old student.
School faculty declared that the authorities were summoned shortly after several students begun feeling ‘funny’ and giggling more than usual during classes. Following the investigation, the New Mexico officials ruled out food poisoning and discovered that the student was actually stoned.
It would seem that the 5th graders ingested a small quantity of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the chemical substance found inside marijuana that allows consumers to experience euphoria. It would appear that the source of the students’ unusual state of happiness was a box of gummy bears which a 9-year-old brought from home.
Upon questioning the 5th grader, the authorities discovered that while at home and preparing to leave for school, the 9-year-old discovered a box of gummy bears inside a drawer. Without thinking it through, the eager pupil took the box to school in order to share it with his classmates.
Unfortunately, the little goodies contained something more than sugar. According to the authorities, the students have been treated for THC intoxication, and they are out of harm’s way. Also, it would appear that the student who brought the pot-laced gummy bears to school was hit the worst, as the 9-year-old ate five candies before the authorities arrived.
The students’ parents were notified about the incident and asked to tell their children not to bring confectionaries and beverages from home to share with other students.
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