DeKalb County

Parents outraged after DeKalb middle schooler caught handing out gummy bears possibly laced with THC

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Parents at one DeKalb County middle school are stunned after they say a student was passing out gummy bears possibly laced with an illegal drug.

Several students ate the gummies, but the school district told Channel 2′s Tom Jones that none of them reported any health issues.

The question at hand is whether or not the gummies passed out at Chapel Hill Middle School were laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

One parent told Jones that at least five seventh graders ate the gummy bears. She said her daughter refused to eat the one that she had been given.

Several more parents said they did not like knowing that gummy bears for adults were being passed out for kids.

The parent Jones spoke with also sent him an Instagram post that said the school suspended the student who passed out the gummies for ten days.


The DeKalb County School System released a statement that said four students received edible gummy bears from a classmate, but that it was never proved that the gummies contained anything outside of the ordinary. The parents of those students were contacted.

Other parents say they needed to know as well.

“I definitely didn’t know and my grandson goes here,” grandparent Dewan Green said. “The parents needed to be contacted.”

Kimberly Culp, owner of CBD Hempology Wellness, says while some gummy bears do not have THC, most of them do. Some of them at levels that could really harm kids.

“That child may experience vomiting, hallucinations, meaning that the room is spinning when its not,” she explained.

The school system says parents are encouraged to talk to their children about the importance of using good judgment before eating anything they don’t know where it came from.

The district has not confirmed what punishment the student received.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]