Smiths Falls school investigating after cannabis cookies found

Chimo Elementary School
Photo credit: Chris Must.
Posted on: December 23, 2019

An investigation was launched at Chimo School in Smiths Falls at the end of the term after cookies believed to contain cannabis were brought to the school.

In a message send to parents, Principal David Morrison stated that end of the day he was “made aware that cookies that were suspected to contain cannabis made their way into the school.”

The principal also advised that the cookies were “not in an area that is immediately accessible to students.” After contacting all Chimo staff, he concluded that no students came into contact with or ate the cookies.

“Please know that school board administration and I are taking this matter very seriously and are investigating it further,” Morrison added. “Cannabis, alcohol or other intoxicating substances are not permitted in our schools.”

A spokesperson for the Upper Canada District School Board, Manager of Communications April Scott-Clarke, told the Hometown News that the principal “received information at the end of the school day altering him that the cookies may contain cannabis.” Because the board is still investigating the matter, officials could not comment on who is believed to have brought the cookies into the school, but noted that because all doors are locked, and the public has to be buzzed in to enter the building, there was no one present who should not have been there. The board also declined to comment on what action might be taken against those responsible.

Located at 11 Ross St. in Smiths Falls, Chimo School serves about 470 students in Grades Kindergarten through Eight.

Article by Chris Must