PGCPS Warns About Edibles After Some Students Unknowingly Took Them

By Tracee Wilkins, News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief


rince George's County Public Schools sent a systemwide email about drug-laced treats following a News4 report last week about students unknowingly consuming edibles.

It says the availability of treats containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is on the rise and so is accidental THC poisoning.


“Your report spurred some of the discussion that we see in our online forums along with parents and guardians, but truly this is an issue that we want to get in front of, so as we saw that incident at [James] Madison [Middle School], we wanted to let families know we take this seriously,” PGCPS Director of Communications Meghan Gebreselassie said.


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