Rumors of Poisoned Candy in N.C. Schools Run Rampant on Social Media

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Two Iredell County principals are having to calm parents after a rumor on Facebook went rampant about lollipops, drugs and hospitalized students.

According to school officials, a rumored started on Facebook that students at West Iredell Middle and High were given poison-laced lollipops at school and were sent to the hospital.

WBTV has learned that one student did go the hospital and tested positive for drugs, but sheriff's investigators and the school system say they can't substantiate that it had anything to do with candy.

"There are a lot of rumors that are out there, a lot of misinformation out there, at this point we don't have any reason to believe that anything has been distributed in our schools that's harmful to students," said Dawn Creason, Iredell Statesville Schools.

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