Martin brownies test negative for narcotics

By: 
Virginia Ransbottom, Staff Writer

A narcotics test conducted on a batch of homemade brownies at Martin Public Schools has come up negative.

Michigan State Police lab results were sought on the brownies after four students said they became dizzy and lightheaded on Thursday, Dec. 4, after eating brownies they thought may have been tainted.

District superintendent David Harnish said the brownies were brought to school by a student to celebrate a birthday. The student also ate the brownies and did not get sick as did other students without incident. The double batch of brownies were made from scratch by the student and their grandparents.

The student with the worst symptoms was back at school the same day for basketball practice. The other students returned to school Friday.

“We don’t think there was anything illegal in them, but we wanted to check to put the students’ minds at ease” Harnish said. “The grandparents are super nice and felt terrible about this. They went through every step of the ingredients with us, too.”

Harnish said at least the testing will allow everyone to rest easy over the Christmas break. Homemade goodies for classroom parties will continue to be allowed at school.

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