On Wednesday, the authorities transported 14 elementary school students to the hospital after they’ve begun experiencing strange symptoms. According to the elementary school officials, all the students involved might have eaten laced candy. Authorities could not identify the substance.
Laced Candy Sends 14 West Side Elementary Students to Hospital
Growing concerned over what seemed mass intoxication, the James Russell Lowell Elementary School Office decided the authorities. According to the fire and police department report, on Wednesday, at approximately 9 a.m., they’ve been summoned at the West Side school.
The 911 dispatcher told the save and rescue team that the school officials suspect that several students might have ingested laced candy and several of them started to experience strange symptoms. The fire and police officials transported a total of 14 students to the nearby hospitals.
The emergency rooms staff declared that the children showed signs of intoxication and that their symptoms are not life-threatening. The substance found inside the laced candy was not identified.
However, the case isn’t short of speculation and misinformation, many of the parents coming up with explanations as to why those children had to be rushed to the hospital. One grandparent told the other parents that some kind surely brought some pot candy and he demanded to know who he is.
In order to put the other parents at ease, the authorities together with the West Side school officials decided to tell the parents that the children were participating in a fire drill and that there was no reason for concern.
However, the ruse didn’t work for long, and the parents demanded to see their children. One of the school’s security guards told them that if they didn’t receive a call from the hospital, then they must assume that their children are alright.
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