Putnam County, Florida – Four Putnam County elementary school students required medical attention after ingesting marijuana gummies on campus. According to the school’s Facebook post.
Jenkins Primary School in Interlachen said a student fell ill after consuming the gummies around 12:45 pm.
According to the school, a rescue vehicle was immediately dispatched and the parents were contacted. The school later said it learned that three more students had ingested the substance.
Investigators now believe that one of the students may have broken into a stash of adult marijuana food and brought them into the school.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because we reported on it just last month. Children sick at school after eating marijuana on campus.
One of those incidents happened at Ridgeview High School in Orange Park.
There, a 15-year-old student was taken to hospital in serious condition after eating marijuana brownies with two other students.
the other incident happened a few days later at Westside High School in JacksonvilleThis is where a student with special needs was hospitalized for two days after eating marijuana.
According to the CDC, children can become very ill after edible consumption of marijuana, depending on the amount of psychoactive extract in marijuana, commonly known as THC.
Symptoms include problems walking or breathing, and a higher than normal heart rate.
Given what happened, officials are urging parents with medical marijuana foods to make sure those foods are out of the reach of children.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said, “With the prevalence of marijuana cards and the availability of CBD over the counter, we want to emphasize to parents and families the importance of keeping these items away from children and not easily accessible. .
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