The Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is investigating three reports of children ingesting marijuana that was mixed with food and drinks.
The incidents are said to have occurred in the Central and Northern Division within the last week.
Last Friday, five children from the Chaguanas district consumed brownies that a student brought to school as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations while one child from the Couva area bought the item from a vendor outside the school.
In Arima, two students consumed marijuana while eating a suck-a-bag. One child is said to have purchased the item from a man she met on social media site, Instagram, and subsequently made the purchase of two suck-a-bags for fifty dollars at the Arima Dial. She then shared the item with a friend at school.
The students were taken to the hospital where they were attended to and discharged.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia confirmed that he is aware of the reports, but he is awaiting official correspondence from schools’ principals.