How Are Drugs And Alcohol Getting Into This Michigan Elementary School?
When I attended Howell High School I remember a few friends of mine got busted with weed and alcohol and got suspended. While that's a problem it's not as bad as what's happening at Grand River Academy in Livonia has brought in drugs or alcohol.
For the second time in less than a month, the school has had a child bring in either alcohol or drugs and shared it with other students resulting in the kids getting sick.
A few weeks back I told you about a kindergartner who brought in a bottle of ready-to-drink Jose Cuervo margaritas and multiple students drank from them.
Parents we rightfully upset and the school responded with a statement saying:
While we try to keep an eye on everything our students bring to school, that’s simply not possible. It’s unfortunate that these types of adult beverages can be easily mistaken for child-friendly drinks.
5th Graders At Livonia Elementary Get Sick After Student Brings In Weed Gummies
Just three weeks after the margarita incident a 5th grader brought in weed gummies from home and shared them with a fellow student. After consuming the weed gummies the students started to feel sick and had to be taken to the hospital.
According to Fox 2, Krstle Morton reached out to FOX 2 after learning her son was given a marijuana edible in his 5th-grade classroom. Krystle said her son didn't know that the ‘funny' feeling he was experiencing was a high from the THC in the edibles
What Did The School Have To Say About This?
Grand River Academy Spokesperson Leah Nixon released the following statement:
"We were distressed to realize one of our fifth-graders brought a marijuana-infused gummy to school Monday and shared it with a peer. Out of an abundance of caution, both children were sent to receive medical attention.
While edibles like these look like candy, they certainly are not – and parents need to take responsibility to keep these kinds of products out of the reach of their children. While we try to keep an eye on everything our students bring to school, that’s simply not possible.
We recognize this is a disturbing situation for any family and are working directly with the families of those students who were involved. We have also taken this opportunity to remind parents we have a zero-tolerance policy for bringing banned items to school. We encourage all parents and guardians to be vigilant about the food and snacks they are sending to school with their children."
How Can Parents Keep An Eye Out For Drug Use
Here is the full story from Fox 2 in Detroit.
Livonia Police confirmed they are investigating the matter but could offer no further comment. Child Protective Services has been notified.