POLICE: Gummies that sickened Jacksonville students being tested by State Crime Lab

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The Jacksonville Police Department is investigating after five students at Northwoods Park Middle School got sick after sharing a snack on Monday.

Brent Anderson, the Chief Communications Officer for Onslow County Schools, says the snack was gummies. Jacksonville police tell WITN that analysis of the gummies will be done by the State Crime Lab which they said will take time.

Anderson says that after eating the gummies, the students were each individually checked by the school nurse and were later picked up by their parents.

He says that the school responded swiftly to investigate the situation and that school disciplinary consequences were applied.

JPD is working with the principal at Northwoods Park Middle School on its ongoing investigation.

Police said that it has made initial juvenile referrals.

Last September, several Hope Middle School students in Pitt County were hospitalized after becoming ill from gummies.

As WITN previously reported, a package of THC gummies and a quantity of marijuana were seized in that investigation.