High Schooler Handed Out Cookies Made With Human Ashes
Imagine if your kid came home and said somebody was passing out cookies at school that were made with human ashes. Sounds made up, right? Not in this story.
Police in Davis, California have confirmed that it wasn't just a rumor that a student had baked cookies with their grandfather's ashes mixed in. The sugar cookies were baked by one student and then passed out by another.
An investigation found that nine students at Da Vinci Charter Academy High School ate the cookies. Some of them even knew about the secret ingredient, others did not.
"It blew my mind. I was really repulsed and I was upset that I wasn’t even notified," a mother of a student said to FOX40. As of now, cops have not been able to obtain any cookies or samples.
Principal Tyler Millsap released a statement on the school's site to address the ash cookie incident:
Today Da Vinci Charter Academy High School and Davis Joint Unified are receiving a great deal of media attention. Our communications team is supporting our staff with this effort, but I want you to know that my first priority is to the safety and well-being of our students.
The story circulating in the media is something on which I cannot comment, but let me be clear that there is no health risk at to our campus or to any one of our students.
We care about our students and we care about our students’ families. We always take all allegations of wrongdoing seriously and we conduct thorough investigations and involve the police or other entities when appropriate. When we find wrongdoing has occurred, we apply disciplinary measures as well as restorative measures to repair the harm within our school community. In this case and all cases, we work with all parties involved, including our student’s families. This issue going on right now has been particularly challenging and our staff has responded appropriately and in the most respectful and dignified way possible for all the students and families involved. We regret that this issue has been taken up by the media.
I can say that those who were involved are remorseful and this is now a personal family matter and we want to respect the privacy of the families involved.