Two Berkeley High students were hospitalized yesterday after eating marijuana edibles. Photo: Melati Citrawireja

Two Berkeley High School students were taken to the hospital yesterday after eating marijuana edibles on campus. Both are reported to be fine.

According to BHS principal Sam Pasarow, six students were found to have eaten the products. In a statement to the Berkeley High community, he wrote, “We take this incident and all incidents involving controlled substances on our campus seriously. This investigation is ongoing at this time and does involve cooperation with local law enforcement.”

Pasarow said parents should remind students to never accept food from other students without knowing their origin. “Edible products are particularly dangerous as they can include a range of substances and unclear dosages and drug potency,” he wrote.

Yesterday’s incident follows a similar event in mid-October when two students lost consciousness after eating marijuana-laced brownies and were taken to the hospital.

Pasarow’s message yesterday also said that rumors of a student found with a gun at Berkeley High were untrue. A student was in possession of a BB gun, not an actual firearm, he said. “Because a BB gun is a dangerous object and has no place in a school, it was confiscated and will lead to serious disciplinary consequences,” Pasarow said.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...