Several students get sick at Jones Valley K-8

Published: Feb. 28, 2023 at 1:32 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 1:46 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Several students at Jones Valley K-8 in Birmingham complained of illness Tuesday afternoon.

Captain Orlando Reynolds with Birmingham Fire Rescue said 11 children said they were sick and one 13-year-old girl was taken to Children’s of Alabama.

The other children were released to their parents.

It’s not clear what made the students sick. Two parents have told WBRC that a type of candy was ingested.

Birmingham City Schools released the following statement:

“Birmingham Fire and Rescue was called to Jones Valley Middle School earlier today when several students reported becoming ill after eating some candy.

A total of 13 students were evaluated and one female student was transported to Children’s of Alabama.

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.

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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