POT COOKIES SEND STUDENTS TO THE HOSPITAL: PARENTS SPEAKING OUT
CRESCENT CITY, CA- Three middle school students were sent to the hospital after eating cookies laced with the drug THC, and parents at Crescent Elk Middle School are speaking out. It’s every parent’s nightmare, getting that phone call from the school that your middle school student has been sent to the hospital after eating cookies laced with drugs, all while on the way to school. Concerned parent Danyelle Ramsey said, "I think something needs to be done about the kids who were on the bus. The ones who provided it."Rebecca Lopez’s daughter attends Crescent Elk and tells us this incident makes her uncomfortable. Lopez added, “It needs to be taken care of… Luckily my daughter doesn't take the bus… it seems like they should have more to see what kids are bringing into school."But Don Olson the Superintendent of Del Norte County Unified School District tells us that isn’t always easy. Olson added, "One driver with a rear view mirror and 50 students is a daunting task for everyone."How it happened is one student came to the office suffering from nausea. Then two more showed up with the same symptoms. Olson believes the kids were unaware of the substance. He added, “I don't believe that the students that ate the cookies really knew what was in them."He adds that Crescent Elk is a safe school, "it wasn't an issue of a student saying hey I have something with a controlled substance in it.'Olson assures that if the students are found responsible action will be taken. He added, “It ranges from counseling to in house suspension to 1 to 5 days suspension."And as parent himself he tells us an incident like this is disappointing. Olson said, "I would want them to be held accountable for whatever the board policies…. I want to be assured as a parent that this doesn't happen again."No arrests have been made at this time. The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the case.