Two Volusia County middle school students were rushed to a hospital on Wednesday after eating some vitamin-enriched candy from Germany, WKMG-TV in Orlando reports.
A Volusia County School District spokeswoman said a boy took the candy, called Nimm 2, to Hinson Middle School in Daytona Beach on Wednesday and shared it with two 12-year-old girls.
The two seventh-grade girls then complained their hearts were racing and a school nurse called 911.
Paramedics transported both students to a local hospital in an ambulance.
District Spokeswoman Nancy Wait said the girls were taken to the hospital as a precaution and underwent several tests. Wait did not have an update on their condition Wednesday night.
Wait said the boy brought the candies from home and there didn't seem to be any sort of malicious intent involved.
Nimm 2 is touted as Germany's best-known candy. According to the company's website, they are fruit flavored gummies, full of juice and vitamins.
The company's website says the candies are called Nimm 2 because you only need to eat two a day for a vitamin supplement.
The district does not know how many candies the girls consumed before becoming ill.
The district says it is too early to tell if any of the students will face disciplinary action and are awaiting test results from the hospital.
Hinson Principal Julian Jones sent a recorded message to all parents Wednesday afternoon, notifying them about the incident and asking them not to send candy to school with their students.
"We would also like your support reminding students that it is not advisable to eat candy or other things that you are not familiar with," said Jones.
Nimm 2 candies have been sold in Germany for decades. They are available for purchase over the Internet.