Over the years, we've heard plenty of stories about teens bringing in pot brownies and other baked delights made with marijuana, but have you ever heard of the same being done with human remains?
Police in Sacramento County, California are currently investigating a chilling report that a high school student made cookies mixed with human ashes, giving them to unsuspecting classmates to eat.
Several students at at DaVinci Charter Academy are believed to have eaten the cookies in question (police say the cookies in question were sugar cookies handed out to at least nine students), and police suspect may have included the ashes of one of the student’s grandparents, though at this point it's yet to be confirmed.
Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov is one of the men working this bizarre says he’s never come across anything like this. With good reason.
"No, this is a weird one," Doroshov admitted, saying that he wasn't really sure if what crime's actually being committed here. “I have not heard of anyone getting sick or anybody being harmed as far as physically, physiologically by this. This is so unconventional, it would take more research."
So far, the evidence for this bizarre cases has come from student testimony only, but police are currently looking for two high school students in conjunction with the allegations. Davis Joint Union School District issued a statement saying it couldn’t comment on confidential student matters, but confirmed that the investigation is underway.
In a letter to students and parents, DaVinci Principal Tyler Millsap stated that the investigation was still going on, while hinting that the students may have admitted to their wrongdoing.
"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."
Confirming that they were cooperating with the police on the issue, Millsap underlined the school's dedication to not only ensuring safety, but to repairing any harm that could possibly be inflicted thanks to the alleged wrongdoings. He also discussed the story's eventual publication in the wider media landscape.
"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 is this now a personal family matter and we are want to respect the privacy of the families involved."
Police hope to track down the cookies in question, so they can test the cookies and find out once and for all if they contained human remains.