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Six Albany middle schoolers hospitalized after eating drug-infused edibles

September 18, 2019 09:12 AM

Six children at a Capital Region middle school were taken to the hospital after eating drug-infused edibles (brownies) on Tuesday.

The Edmund O’ Neil Middle School of Excellence sent out a statement on Facebook, stating that six students were taken to the hospital as a precaution because of nausea and dizziness from the laced brownies.

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The incident happened as a school event was going on which encouraged fathers to come to school and become active in their children’s lives.

The kids were taken to Albany Medical Center for evaluation. They were treated and eventually released.

“My son said he was sick, but not to the point where he had to be hospitalized like the rest of them. My son came in and said he had a little stomach problem and he was a little nauseous,” said a parent of one of the children who ate the brownies.

“We need to do better. As a community we need to do better,” he added.

According to the Facebook post made by the district, the student who brought in the brownies has been identified and disciplined under the school code of conduct.

The school will have a support staff available to discuss the dangers of illegal drugs. They hope this encouraged parents to have that same conversation with their children.

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