Nine children were taken to a Cleveland hospital on Monday after they were given cannabis gummies at their elementary school, according to media reports. Police responded to Anton Grdina Elementary School on the city’s east side after a total of 14 students ate some of the weed-infused gummies.
Emergency medical services personnel were also dispatched to the school and transported three 5-year-old girls, one 5-year-old boy, three 6-year-old boys, one 9-year-old boy, and an 8-year-old boy to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at University Hospital, according to a police spokesman. The children taken to the hospital complained of stomach pains and are reported to be in stable condition.
The parents of the other children who had eaten the marijuana candy declined medical attention.
Officials believe the students were given the pot gummies by a 5-year-old pupil. Police are investigating the case to determine how the child obtained the gummies that were taken to the school.
School District Notifies Parents
A statement from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District issued an update on the situation to parents and the media on Monday afternoon.
“As a precaution today, EMS was called examine several students to determine whether gummy bears shared with them by other