On December six two thousand sixteen thirteen Naperville North students became sick after eating Gummy Bears laced with an not disclosed substance. This high school is in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. These students showed signs of a fast heart rate, dizziness and dry mouth.
Lily a Naperville North High School student was quoted verbatim:
“A lot of people told me there were kids going to the hospital on stretchers and everyone was really sick from the gummy bears.”
All thirteen students were transported to a nearby Edwards hospital. Eleven of those students remained hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon. Two of those remaining students were released.
Some students claim this candy was laced with a liquid based marijuana substance. Police claim this candy is still being tested and wouldn’t verify validity of this claim. Details remain sketchy concerning whether or not these students knew these gummy bears were laced or if they were completely oblivious.
Another report claims that fourteen total students were taken to a hospital, with twelve actually eating those gummy bears. At one point a seventeen year old student was questioned by police and taken into custody. However, that student has since been released by gestapo I mean police.
I was not able to find out if these were vegan and or sugar free gummy bears. Naperville School District released an official statement on their FaceBook page. Naperville Illinois police released a short statement on their FaceBook page.
Outcome of this incident will be interesting. Were these gummy bears laced at a factory or once purchased? Perhaps a solution is to not eat gummy bears even sugar free at all.
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the creator of this Veganarchism blog, host of the Veganarchism podcast, and Veganarchism video content creator. He started blogging and speaking against the system back in 2009. Now he blogs, podcasts, and produces video content for your benefit.