Six families who attended a PTA Halloween event at Earhart Elementary School this weekend have found cannabis-infused fruit chews in their student’s candy.
AUSD is working with Earhart staff and the Alameda Police Department to investigate the source of this candy.
In the meantime, the district urges all families to sort through their child’s candy this week and to specifically look for Kiva Lost Farm Cannabis-Infused Fruit Chews. These wrapped chews look like Starburst but specifically say “Cannabis-Infused” on them.
AUSD is working quickly to determine the source of this candy and if other children received it. If you have any information on these fruit chews or if you also find cannabis candy in your student’s collection, please contact the Alameda Police Department immediately.
From the Alameda Police Department's Community Advisory:
"Many THC-infused candies can closely resemble popular name-brand sweets commonly distributed during trick-or-treating events. This incident highlights a concern regarding the safety of our community during holiday celebrations, such as Halloween.
The Alameda Police Department urges all parents, guardians, and caregivers to take the following precautions:
- Always check your child’s candy: Look for any candies that have unusual packaging, labeling, closely resemble well-known brands, or appear to be tampered with.
- Educate children: Speak with children about the importance of not consuming candies that are not in their original, sealed packaging and have not be thoroughly examined by a caregiver.
- Err on the side of caution: If you have any doubts about the authenticity of the candy, discard it.
- Report suspicious candy: If you come across any candy that raises concerns, please contact the Alameda Police Department right away. "