OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Five Celebration High School students were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after they ingested “edible gummies,” according to an Osceola County school district spokesperson.
An 18-year-old woman was charged in the incident, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. She is facing a charge of contributing to a minor possession of CBD oil and a Vape pen.
Dana Schafer, an Osceola County Public Schools public information officer, said the students took the edibles on campus.
Schafer said the parents of the students involved were notified.
This was an isolated incident and is still under investigation.
Calls about exposure to “edibles” are on the rise. According to Florida’s Poison Control Centers, calls of exposure tripled in 2020 compared to the year prior. Health officials are reminding parents to keep “edibles” secured and out of reach of their children.