West Students Hospitalized After Eating Brownie Laced With ‘Unknown Substance’

Friday, February 1, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Proviso Township High School District 209 officials said on Friday that the district is working with local law enforcement authorities to find out what was inside of a brownie that reportedly sent Proviso West students to area hospitals on Feb. 1.

The Chicago Tribune first reported that seven West students had been hospitalized on Friday “after becoming ill when they ingested an ‘unknown substance’ inside a brownie.”

The Tribune obtained the information from a statement released by Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek, who said that emergency first responders were dispatched to the school after the incident, which involved “a brownie offered for sale by another student,” according to police.

Lukaszek told the Tribune that the hospitalized students were “doing OK” and that a juvenile was taken into custody after authorities discovered contraband “which is suspect cannabis,” according to police.

When reached for comment, D209 officials released a statement, confirming that the district is “aware that ambulances were called to Proviso West this afternoon and transported a few students to the hospital.”

Officials added that the school transported the students “as a safety precaution.” Officials are currently “working with local authorities and families to address the issue as the safety and the well-being of our students is our top priority.” VFP

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