4 students hospitalized after eating drug-laced gummy candies

Posted at 5:20 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 21:23:31-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Four Florida students were rushed to the hospital after eating drug-laced candy, Pinellas school district officials confirmed Monday.

A student at Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg brought a bag of gummy candies to class and passed them around, according to WFLA.

At least seven students ate the candies; four were taken to nearby All Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

Officials would not disclose if the student who brought the candy to school knew if it was laced with a drug. They also would not say if the kids who ate them knew they were laced.

What drug the candy might have been laced with has not been released.

School officials and the Gulfport Police Department are investigating.