Officials suspect the gummies are causing nausea in children at the school
Eight kids got sick at a California school, and officials said it could be from eating pot gummies.
The kids were evaluated for “sudden illness” at Sun Valley Magnet School after possible “ingestion of chewable marijuana (‘gummies’)” on Wednesday, March 15, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a news release.
They were all between 12 and 16 years old, but officials said they don’t know whether they are students at the school, the release said. The fire department said “how each may be affiliated with the campus remains a matter” for the school district.
Five of them went to a hospital and the other three were released to their parents, officials said.
Lt. Nina Buranasombati with the Los Angeles School Police Department told ABC7 the students were monitored for further evaluation by EMS officials.
“Today, we were made aware of students who suffered from a medical incident at Sun Valley Magnet School. In an abundance of caution, the school requested medical assistance,” she said in a statement, according to the news outlet.
The Los Angeles School Police Department is an “independent school police department” that serves the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to its website.
The school stayed “open for instruction” following the incident, the Los Angeles Times reported.
McClatchy News reached out to the Los Angeles Unified School District on March 16 for additional information and is awaiting a response.
Brooke (she/they) is a McClatchy Real-Time reporter covering LGBTQ+ news and national parks in the West. They studied journalism at the University of Florida and previously covered LGBTQ+ news for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. When they are not writing stories, they enjoy spending time with their cats, horseback riding, or spending time outdoors.
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