Five Louisiana High School Students Hospitalized after Eating Gummies – Believed to Contain THC
Reports say that five students at a high school in Northern Louisiana were taken to the hospital after a 911 call was made by a school employee. Authorities reportedly investigated and found that the students had, "ingested an unknown substance and had become somewhat lethargic, and displayed poor coordination".
The report from KLFY says that a 911 call was made by an Arcadia High School employee at 9:15 a.m. on March 3, 2022. The employee reportedly observed that multiple students were ill.
After Arcadia Police, Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office, and investigators responded to the call, they reportedly determined that five juvenile students had, "ingested an unknown substance and had become somewhat lethargic, and displayed poor coordination".
The five students were brought to Bienville Medical Center for observation. Blood samples were also reportedly taken for analysis. Investigators went to Bienville Medical Center and reportedly determined that the gummy candies the students had ingested were believed to contain THC or some other controlled substance.
Following the incident, a post seemingly related to this incident was shared to the Arcadia High School Hornets Facebook page which you can see below.
Many community members, including some Louisiana parents, reacted to the incident via the below report's comment section.
See the post from KLFY News 10 on Facebook below.