Boston Herald

Edibles hit Hub schools again

'A few' students taken to hospital

- By Sean Philip Cotter sean.cotter@bostonhera­ld. com

The Boston Public School District says it’s “deeply concerned” after several students ended up in the hospital after eating pot edibles.

“I am writing to inform you that today a few students ingested what appeared to be a cannabis-infused food item, otherwise commonly known as an edible,” Henderson K-12 Inclusion School head Stephanie Sibley wrote in a letter to families on Tuesday.

She wrote that the investigat­ion into what happened at her school remains ongoing.

“School staff immediatel­y notified BPS Safety Services and Boston Police of the incident,” she wrote. “The families of all students involved were immediatel­y notified along with the school nurse. Boston EMS was also notified of the incident, and the students were taken to a local hospital for further medical care as a precaution.”

She noted that drugs are prohibited on school grounds and “School staff will conduct searches as outlined in the district’s student search policy if necessary.”

“As caring adults and parents, you play a crucial role in helping influence your student’s decisions around drug use,” she wrote. “We encourage you to have conversati­ons with your students about the impact of substance use.”

A spokesman for Superinten­dent Mary Skipper said the district is “deeply concerned about the recent reports of students ingesting edibles.”

The district saidit is “encouragin­g parents, guardians, and caregivers to take an active role by talking with their students to us ensure our students are aware of the risks associated with consuming these products and that they understand the potential consequenc­es, including the potential for serious health issues, and remind their students not to take food or snacks from friends inside or outside of school that could potentiall­y contain unknown substances.

“We are grateful to our school staff and first responders for their quick work in getting our students seen by medical profession­als as quickly as possible,” BPS added.

The Henderson school has been in the headlines a few times over the past couple of years, mostly in a shocking incident in which one student ended up charged with punching the schools principal in the head, knocking her unconsciou­s for four minutes.

 ?? BOSTON HERALD FILE ?? Pot gummies were ingested by kids at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School.
BOSTON HERALD FILE Pot gummies were ingested by kids at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School.

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