High school students have allegedly baked cookies containing human ashes and served them to classmates.
The cookies were served to students at a US school and are said to contain the ashes of one of the student’s relatives.
Students at the Da Vinci Charter Academy High School in California have alleged that the cookies were distributed on campus and contained the cremated remains of a fellow student’s grandfather.
The students filed reports with the school resources officer, claiming that two female students had brought in homemade sugar cookies that were later revealed to have contained the ashes of one of their grandfathers, according to the Davis Police Department.
Up to nine students may have consumed the cookies and none were ill as a result, Davis Police Lieutenant Paul Doroshov told Yahoo Lifestyle.
While they can’t necessarily confirm the presence of human remains in the baked goods, the statements made by students appear to be credible.
“We’re getting this based on the statements,” Lt Doroshov said.
“The school resource officer believes that the statements are credible.
“Other factors need investigation.
“We’re gonna let the school lead on the disposition of this case.”
However, the school district admitted this incident is a “challenge” to deal with, in a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle.
“While we cannot comment on confidential student matters, the physical and social-emotional safety of our students is always our first priority,” a spokesperson from the Davis Joint Unified School District said.
“Students are safe, and there is no health risk at the Da Vinci Charter campus or to anyone involved,.
“This recent case has been particularly challenging, and we have responded appropriately and in the most respectful and dignified way possible.”
The high school’s principal, Tyler Millsap, released a statement on the school’s website on Tuesday.
“The story circulating in the media is something on which I cannot comment, but let me be clear that there is no health risk … to our campus or to any one of our students,” he said.
“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.”
Lt Doroshov maintains that the criminality of the case is difficult to determine as well, since the case is so unconventional.
“We took it as a public nuisance report, which probably fits in that criteria the most,” Lt Doroshov said.
“As far as their criminal violations, we don’t know what they did.”
The ghastly cookies come after a woman in Melbourne claimed that she found a fingernail inside a Coles chocolate chip cookie in July.