Texas School Fires Teacher After Four Toddlers Were Exposed To THC, Showed ‘Unusual Symptoms Of Illness’

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Source: UNSPLASH; Prosper Police Department

Nov. 3 2022, Published 3:19 p.m. ET

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A Texas preschool teacher was arrested after four children in her care were hospitalized after they were exposed to THC on Halloween, authorities said.

In a statement, Primrose School of Prosper franchise owner Mike Casey said the children in a toddler class showed “unusual symptoms of illness” on Oct. 31, NBC News reported.

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According to Casey, the school was evacuated and officials phoned 911.

Prosper police took Anisah Burks, 35, into custody and charged her with four counts of injury to a child, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

The school said investigators were trying to determine how the children were exposed to the THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, which is illegal in Texas, as well as the quantity.

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KDFW reported police said gummies were found in a Ziploc bag in a jacket that Burks left at the school.

The children were all treated at Children's Medical Plano and released.

Casey said “this was an isolated incident involving one teacher who was immediately terminated.”

“This news has been shocking, upsetting and shakes us to the very core of every principle we stand for,” Casey noted. “There is no greater priority to us every day than the health and safety of the children entrusted to our care.”


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