Students checked at hospital after eating marijuana candy

AP News
Posted: Dec 09, 2016 5:48 PM

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say six New York high school students who were checked out at a hospital had eaten a candy bar containing marijuana.

School officials said Friday afternoon that the students from Sachem (SAY-chem) High School North on Long Island were all OK.

Authorities said they went to a hospital as a precaution after consuming candy that made them "uncomfortable." All were later released.

Superintendent Dr. Ken Graham says the candy bar was prepackaged with a label indicating it contained marijuana.

Officials say the candy bar had been brought to the school by a student.

Graham says school officials are taking the incident "very seriously" and are reviewing the situation.

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