Different types of candy/GettyGERARD JULIEN / Contributor
(Perry) - Five students at Perry High School in Stark County's Perry Township were taken to the hospital and a handful of other students suffered adverse reactions after eating candy that was brought to school today. Some students suffered accelerated heart rates and dilated pupils after eating the candy.
The candy has been turned over to the Stark County crime lab to see if it may have been laced with any substance. Assistant Perry Schools Superintendent Nathan Stutz issued the statement below to Newsradio WTAM 1100:
"The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. As many of you are aware, some of our students may have been affected by candy that was brought to school. We are working closely with authorities to fully investigate the situation. Upon the findings of the investigation, appropriate disciplinary and legal action will be taken - if deemed necessary. I would like to thank all safety services for their quick response and support. Again, the well-being of our students is our top priority, and we take all situations that may impact their safety very seriously" We will provide further information, as gathered.