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Over a dozen Alabama middle school students fall ill after reportedly eating edibles

More than a dozen students fell ill at Jones Valley Middle School students in Birmingham, Alabama after reportedly eating an unidentified kind of candy.

Both local police and fire department responded to the school on Tuesday at about 12.15pm.

Orlando Reynolds, the captain of the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, said the crews were sent to the school after a report said that 11 students had noticed a general sickness after having eaten the sweets.

The candy could have been a kind of edible gummies, AL.com reported.

Captain Reynolds said that Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service took a 13-year-old girl to Children’s of Alabama but he added that she was alert and conscious.

The other students who said they felt ill were taken to receive medical care by family members.

Sherrel Wheeler Stewart, the executive director of strategy and communications at Birmingham City Schools, said 13 students were evaluated in connection to the incident.

“The parent of the student who distributed the candy met with school leaders and said that the candy she purchased at a grocery store did not contain any harmful or illegal substance,’’ she told AL.com. “This matter is still under investigation. The health and safety of our scholars is our top priority in Birmingham City Schools.”

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