Officers in Oshawa are educating parents, children and teachers after snacks containing marijuana were brought into the same elementary school on two occasions.
On Monday, May 14, a Grade 6 student brought home-baked cookies into the Oshawa school as a treat. After consuming the cookies, four students reported feeling dizzy and euphoric.
Investigation revealed that one parent had made the cookies for a spouse with a medical marijuana license. Some of the batch had been taken from the home without consent by an older sibling, but somehow ended up in the Grade 6’s backpack. As part of this investigation, the Children’s Aid Society was called in to conduct a review.
In a separate incident involving other kids in the same school the week before, four children in Grade 7 and 8 reported feeling dizzy and euphoric after consuming a gummy bear brought in by one of the students. It is unknown how the child came into possession of the gummy bears, as they were not made at home.
Officers are educating students, parents and teachers in both the Durham District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board about the dangers and risks of consuming psychoactive chemicals at such an early age, and how to identify them.