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CLEVELAND– Emergency crews responded to a school on Cleveland’s east side Monday afternoon.

About 14 students at Anton Grdina School were given marijuana gummy bears, the Cleveland Division of Police said.

Paramedics took nine children who were complaining of illness to Rainbow Babies And Children’s Hospital, according to police. They ranged in age from 5 to 9 and are listed in stable condition.

The parents of the five other students declined going to the hospital.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District released the following statement:

“As a precaution today, EMS was called examine several students to determine whether gummy bears shared with them by other students during lunch may have been marijuana-laced. This precaution was taken because the packaging of the candy was not recognizable to school staff.

“The students involved were examined and their parents called. Although we have not yet received a report on the suspicious candy, the principal used the opportunity to remind parents and caregivers of the importance of keeping medicines and other items that may be harmful to children locked up to ensure the safety of all students.”



Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

First Picture Courtesy of Axel Göhns and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Fernanda Puram / EyeEm and Getty Images

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