ST. GEORGE – An elementary student in Salt Lake City is alleged to have brought marijuana-laced brownies to school Thursday which has resulted in sending at least two other students to the hospital.
Around seven students at the school were given brownies they knew to be laced with the marijuana, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City Police Department.
According to Fox 13 News, the students involved were primarily sixth graders at Lincoln Elementary School, which teaches children in grades K-6.
Two students had to be hospitalized and remain in the hospital as of Friday, the police said. The two students at the hospital tested positive for THC.
The student who brought the brownies told detectives she brought them from home and gave them to other students while at school. The parents of the student have since been interviewed by police.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, the police said. The Salt Lake City School District is also investigating the incident.
The school district said appropriate actions will be taken in relation to the incident and that the parents of those students involved have been contacted, according to Fox 13 News.
Administrators at Lincoln Elementary School also sent a letter to parents Friday about the incident and advised them to take the opportunity to talk to their children about the dangers associated with drug use.
Within the letter were also links to pages of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids website, Fox 13 reported. Those pages shared basic information on marijuana as well as a kit of how to talk to kids about marijuana use.
School officials are calling the event an isolated incident.
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