4 students hospitalized after eating drug-laced gummy candies

Posted at 5:05 AM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 07:05:10-04

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.

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

School officials and the Gulfport Police Department are investigating.