California Student Adds Grandma's Ashes to Cookies Oct 16, 2018 23:50:20 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 16, 2018 23:50:20 GMT -5
California Student Adds Grandma's Ashes to Cookies
DAVIS, Calif. – Police are investigating reports that a student served cookies, baked with her grandmother’s ashes, to unsuspecting classmates at DaVinci Charter Academy High School. Lt. Paul Doroshov said investigators are looking at two students who allegedly hatched and carried out the morbid act.
One family said their son came home and told them a student came in claiming she had brought in cookies baked with her grandmother’s ashes and had handed them out two weeks earlier “This girl is going around telling everyone, basically at this point, that she had brought in these cookies to school with human ashes in them,” said the student, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Doroshov added that investigators believe roughly nine students ate the cookies, which he said may have been sugar cookies.
The boy’s parents, who also asked their identities be kept confidential, indicated they were upset over the school’s handling of the matter. It is their contention the administration questioned their son, who was asked to submit a statement and was instructed “not to tell anyone.”
DaVinci Charter Academy Principal Tyler Millsap released a statement Tuesday in which he indicated his first priority was the “safety and well-being” of students. He added there is “no health risk to our campus or to any one of our students” and “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.”
Doroshov explained authorities are working with the school, which is leading the investigation, but as of Tuesday, no one has been arrested and no charges have been filed. He added the investigation is dependent on student testimony, but the biggest challenge will be filing charges if the school decides to move in that direction. “What’s the crime?” he asked.
Source: Paulina Dedaj, FoxNews, October 16, 2018.