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3 Students Taken to Hospital After Eating Edible at Boston School

Recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and over in the state, but it is illegal for anyone to have the drug on school grounds

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Three Boston students were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after eating edibles, Boston police said.

Police said they were called to Henderson Upper School in Dorchester around 12:40 p.m. The students were taken to the hospital as a precaution. No information on their conditions was immediately released.

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Earlier this month a middle school student at the Tobin School in Roxbury was taken to the hospital after eating an edible.

A Boston Public Schools superintendent released a statement on the incident Tuesday afternoon.

"We are deeply concerned about the recent reports of students ingesting edibles. We are encouraging parents, guardians, and caregivers to take an active role by talking with their students to us ensure our students are aware of the risks associated with consuming these products and that they understand the potential consequences, including the potential for serious health issues, and remind their students not to take food or snacks from friends inside or outside of school that could potentially contain unknown substances. We are grateful to our school staff and first responders for their quick work in getting our students seen by medical professionals as quickly as possible."

Recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and over in the state, but it is illegal for anyone to have the drug on school grounds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that edibles can make children sick.

Parents are now being asked to talk to their kids about drug use and the risks of using such products.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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