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Mt. Vernon Middle School students seeking medical attention after adverse reactions to edible gummies

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Posted at 4:18 PM, May 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-05 18:49:42-04

FORTVILLE — Students at Mt. Vernon Middle School are seeking medical attention after having an adverse reaction to edible gummies another student brought.

According to officials, the school’s administration was informed a student had brought edible gummies to school and shared them with classmates at around 3 p.m.

The school says a few of the students had adverse reactions to the gummies. Mt. Vernon Middle School confirmed 11 kids were either sent home with their parents or transported to the hospital.

“This is a very fluid situation right now and the school authorities are working to ensure the safety of everyone,” the school said in an email sent to parents.

School officials say parents of the impacted students have already been contacted. They also say those responsible for endangering the students will be held accountable and disciplined.