In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 photo, James Lick Middle School students crowd behind caution tape after at least ten students were sickened after ingesting an unknown substance in San Francisco. School officials say the students were sickened after "ingesting a substance" and are believed to have consumed marijuana. The San Francisco Unified School District said in a statement Wednesday that the students' symptoms were "consistent with marijuana intoxication" A container labeled 'medical cannabis' was confiscated. (Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Marijuana sickens 10 San Francisco middle school students

School officials did not know whether the marijuana was in edible form or smoked

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco school officials say 10 middle school students who were sickened after “ingesting a substance” are believed to have consumed marijuana.

The San Francisco Unified School District said in a statement Wednesday that the students’ symptoms were “consistent with marijuana intoxication” A container labeled ‘medical cannabis’ was confiscated.


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Emergency vehicles rushed to James Lick Middle School Tuesday and TV footage showed children being wheeled away on stretchers. Officials said the students had ingested an unknown substance that caused adverse reactions.

District spokeswoman Laura Dudnick said Wednesday she did not have information on whether the marijuana was in edible form or smoked.