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Miami elementary school students treated after eating melatonin-laced candy

Arcola Lake Elementary School students treated at school and released to parents

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MIAMI – Several students at a Miami elementary school were treated by emergency personnel after ingesting melatonin-laced candy.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools said six students between the ages of 10-13 at Arcola Lake Elementary School ate gummies with melatonin.

Melatonin is produced naturally in the body, but also comes in synthetic form to help with a variety of problems including sleep issues.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were called out to the school after the children became very drowsy and treated all the patients on campus. The students were released to their parents.

An investigation is currently underway to determine how the children obtained the gummies.