WINNSBORO, La. (KNOE) - The superintendent of Franklin Parish Schools says testing will be done on toasted crisp rice cereal treats suspected to be laced with marijuana. Superintendent Lanny Johnson says they were brought to the Winnsboro Elementary School Friday morning.
He says an 11-year-old child brought the treats onto a school bus on the way to school. The student allegedly had two colored treats which were broken into pieces and given to about 15 students.
"Yea it's scary....it's really scary," says Lisa Higgins. She came to get her nephew from the school after a parent posted on Facebook telling parents to check on their kids.
"I was on Facebook and I had seen my cousin saying that she needed to get up to the school to check on her kids because her kid was walking around like zombies...high."
Johnson says the student's mother gave her the treats to bring to school. He says Winnsboro Police started investigating and picked up the mother. Johnson says her status is unknown at this time. The Winnsboro Assistant Police Chief says the investigation is still ongoing, so they can't comment quite yet.
Higgins says she was never notified by the school about the issue. She says she called the school repeatedly but got no answer. Now, she's frustrated and wants answers.
"Like I said, whoever made the brownies and brought them to the school should be held liable for it. They should be arrested cause it's not right. It's not right," says Higgins. "How would whoever did this feel if someone gave their kid whatever they gave these other kids?"
The superintendent says a student told the school's principal the treats were laced with pot. He says the kids are okay, and school employees never saw any effects in the kids.
The rice cereal treats have been sent off for testing to see what, if anything, was in them.
Meanwhile, parents we spoke to are taking matters into their own hands. They say they're taking their kids to see a doctor in case there is anything in their system.
"What if one of these kids gets sick and have to go to the doctor? Then the parents want to know what's going on and nobody's telling them anything and it's not right, it's not right at all," says Higgins.
Johnson says testing on the treats is expected to take about a week.