WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A mom is facing second-degree child abuse after four kids ate her marijuana edibles.
- The mother left her homemade marijuana gummies at home where her child discovered them.
- The kid brought the edibles to the school, where four kids became really sick and were taken to the hospital.
According to officials, a Michigan mother produced THC-infused treats that affected four of her child’s classmates, requiring hospitalization.
Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said the lady, who has not been identified, would be arraigned on Wednesday on a charge of second-degree child abuse over the incident at Edgerton Elementary School in Clio.
Swanson said the mother bought a container of potent THC oil in August and then used gelatin to make her own sweets.
According to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, the homemade sweets were then wrapped into a Life Savers Gummies wrapper and left out at home, where her child discovered them.
Swanson said the child took them to school, where four of the 24 kindergartners in the class became “really sick” and were taken to the hospital. The THC oil in each delectable was up to 30 milligrams.
“In less than 20 minutes, you have kindergartners unconscious, short of breath, lethargic, the school evacuated, the prosecutor contacted, sheriff’s office responding, kids taken to the emergency room,” Swanson, who was visibly upset, said. “How did we get here?”
According to Leyton, the mother faces up to ten years in prison if convicted of the criminal offense.
Fletcher Spears, superintendent of Clio Area Schools, said the four sick children, aged 5 and 6, were brought to a hospital in Flint. Three were sent home on Saturday, and the fourth was released on Sunday, he said.
Swanson said the mother has other children in her home and that Child Protective Services will be contacted.
In Michigan, recreational marijuana is allowed, but the irresponsible mother was charged with allowing her unaware 6-year-old to take them from the refrigerator, according to Leyton.
“We understand that mom probably just made a mistake here,” Swanson said. “Nobody’s saying she’s a criminal. She made a mistake, but it’s a mistake that has caused a lot of havoc.”
Source: New York Post