At least a dozen elementary students exposed to marijuana gummies, police say; mom arrested

(CNN)More than a dozen students at an elementary school in Cleveland were admitted to the hospital after being exposed to gummy candy that police say contained marijuana.

On Monday, a teacher’s aide at the school found the gummies in a room the children were in, and she noticed that the packaging said the candy contained drugs, according to a Cleveland Division of Police report. The school called police and emergency medical services.
Cleveland Police arrested Shari Gould, the mother of a student who they say brought the candy to Anton Grdina elementary school, on suspicion of endangering children, according to the report. Efforts to reach Gould for comment were not successful.
The police report says the student gave the candy to at least 12 others. Fifteen children, ages 5 to 9, were tested for drugs and released from Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, said Katelyn McCarthy, a media relations strategist at the hospital.
    She said that a couple of the children complained of stomachaches.
    The police report noted that one of the children tested positive for a mind-altering chemical found in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC.
    The case is just one example of how accidental exposure to marijuana or other substances in young children can lead to health concerns.
    “The concerns with marijuana edibles are, they are attractive and palatable to children and can contain high amounts of THC,” said Dr. Sam Wang, a pediatrician and toxicologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, who is not involved in the case but has conducted research on unintentional exposures to marijuana in children.
    “When young children consume them, they can result in severe symptoms, including dizziness, excessive sleepiness and, in rare circumstances, impair their breathing,” he said.
    In a paper published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics last year, Wang and his colleagues found that visits to Children’s Hospital Colorado related to marijuana exposures more than doubled in 2017 compared with in 2016, and calls to regional poison centers climbed.
    “Our hospital has continued to see an increase in young children presenting to the ED; however, the severity of symptoms appear to be less,” Wang said, adding that the rise might be related to how marijuana is more common in Colorado due to legalization of recreational marijuana.
    Meanwhile, Colorado’s “THC dose limitations may have helped decrease some of the severity of illness,” he said.
    To help keep marijuana products out of the hands of young children, he recommends proper storage, such as keeping products up and out of reach in locked containers; regulations, such as child-resistant packaging; and educating the public about potential health risks.
    Several states with legal recreational marijuana, including Colorado, Oregon and Washington, have made child-resistant packaging a requirement for certain products.
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    It’s key to safely store marijuana products far from where children can see them, said Dr. Suzan Mazor, director of toxicology for Seattle Children’s Hospital and a toxicology consultant for the Washington Poison Center, who was not involved in the Cleveland case.
      Also, “make sure to have the poison center phone number on hand for caretakers, grandparents: 1-800-222-1222,” said Mazor, who is also an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
      “Young children react differently to marijuana — different than adults or teens usually do,” she said. “They’re more likely to be sleepy, with difficulty walking and extreme confusion after an exposure to marijuana. Also, since kids are smaller, they get a bigger dose per pound of body weight from the same-size edible product, so they are more likely to have severe effects.”

      Former Texas, NFL player Vince Young arrested on DWI charges

      Former University of Texas, Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young was arrested Monday in Texas and charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities say.

      The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that Young, 35, was arrested at 4:31 a.m. near Missouri City, southwest of downtown Houston. The sheriff’s office said Young was released the same day on a $ 500 bond.

      No further details about the arrest were immediately available.

      A Houston native, Young secured his place as one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football history by guiding the Longhorns to the national championship for the 2005 season. In the final game of his college career, Young threw for 267 yards and rushed for 200 additional yards and three touchdowns as Texas knocked off No. 1 USC, 41-38. The Longhorns’ victory snapped the Trojans’ 34-game winning streak.

      Young was drafted by the Titans in the 2006 NFL draft but was not able to match his success in college. He guided the Titans to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth following the 2007 season but was supplanted as the starting quarterback by Kerry Collins the next year.

      Young returned to the starting job midway through the 2009 season and threw for more than 1,800 yards and 10 touchdowns in 10 starts.

      The Titans cut ties with Young following the 2010 season, during which he confronted head coach Jeff Fisher after being kept out of a game in which he’s injured his thumb.


      The Eagles signed Young to a one-year contract prior to the 2011 season, during which he made just three starts. In his final NFL start, Young threw four interceptions in a 31-14 Eagles loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

      Following his stint in Philadelphia, Young signed one-year contracts with the Buffalo Bills, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns, but failed to make the regular-season roster.

      In March 2017, Young signed a contract with the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, but was waived in June after suffering a torn hamstring during training camp.

      Russian couple arrested after Malaysia baby-swinging video emerges

      A screenshot from a video taken by a Facebook user, which purportedly shows a Russian tourist swinging his infant child around by the ankles during a street performance in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Faces have been blurred by CNN.

      A screenshot from a video taken by a Facebook user, which purportedly shows a Russian tourist swinging his infant child around by the ankles during a street performance in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Faces have been blurred by CNN.

      (CNN)A Russian couple has been arrested in Kuala Lumpur for child endangerment after video clips were shared online showing a man swinging an infant around as part of a street performance, according to state media Bernama.

      The tourist couple, aged 27 and 28, were arrested in the Malaysian capital at around 3.30 p.m., Monday, in the tourist area of Bukit Bintang, while allegedly repeating the performance while attempting to solicit donations.
      Members of the public had alerted the authorities to the suspected child abuse.
      Video of the initial performance shows a man holding the diaper-clad four-month-old infant by its legs, swinging the child through his legs and above his head, while other tourists sit nearby, chanting and playing instruments.
        The Russian group played instruments and chanted while one member swung the infant around repeatedly.

        The Russian group played instruments and chanted while one member swung the infant around repeatedly.

        A small crowd gathered to witness the event, with some recording it on cellphone cameras.
        One person reportedly can be heard saying in Malay: “Stupid! How can you do that?”
        Zayl Chia Abdulla, a Facebook user who posted a video of the performance, wrote: “I (happened) to pass by this area in Bukit Bintang and I saw this irresponsible act that can literally cause injury to that poor baby.
          “Why (are authorities) allowing such act to be showcase to (the) public. These street performers need to be arrested! Please do something.”
          The performance appears to have been inspired by the controversial Russian practice of baby dynamics yoga, or baby swinging yoga, which has been featured on Russian channel Russia Today.

          Florida woman arrested after allegedly throwing frozen pork chop at boyfriend

          A Florida woman was arrested after she allegedly got into a bizarre fight with her boyfriend, ultimately hurling a frozen pork chop at him.

          Jennifer Brassard, 48, and the boyfriend got into the spat around 9:45 p.m. on Friday in Brooksville, north of Tampa, WFLA reported. The fight escalated before Brassard allegedly threw the meat at her beau.

          The pork chop hit the man in the face, and left a half-inch cut on his eyebrow, investigators said. Other circumstances surrounding the fight were unclear.


          Brassard allegedly took off, and was arrested Saturday.

          Brassard was charged with domestic battery, according to online records from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

          Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE at border: report

          Rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE in Atlanta on Sunday on allegations that he’s actually a British citizen who overstayed his visa in the United States and may be deported.


          “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA ’21 Savage’ during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta,” ICE spokesman Bryan Cox told WSB-TV Atlanta. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon.”

          Cox’s statement continued, “Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, but subsequently failed to depart under the terms of his nonimmigrant visa and he became unlawfully present in the U.S. when his visa expired in July 2006. In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr. Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia.”


          “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” the statement concluded. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”

          21 Savage’s attorney, Dina LaPolt, told TMZ, “We are working diligently to get Mr. Abraham-Joseph out of detention while we work with authorities to clear up any misunderstanding. Mr. Abraham-Joseph is a role model to the young people in the country — especially in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively working in the community leading programs to help underprivileged youths in financial literacy.”


          According to The Atlanta Journal-Consitution, the 26-year-old “Bank Account” MC performed in Atlanta on Thursday and has held numerous fundraising events for underprivileged youth in Atlanta, which he’s reportedly considered his hometown for years.

          Couple and teen arrested in death of boy, 7, after punishing him over Bible verses

          A Wisconsin couple and their son have been arrested in the death of a 7-year-old boy in their care, after they allegedly punished him for not memorizing Bible verses.

          Timothy and Tina Hauschultz and their 15-year-old son made the 7-year-old, whose name was Ethan, hold a 44-pound log for two hours every day for a week, Newsweek reports. While being monitored during his punishment, a medical examiner believes that the teen hit and kicked the younger boy 100 times, rolled the heavy log over his chest and stood on his head and body while Ethan was face-down in a puddle. He then allegedly buried him in “his own little coffin of snow.” Ethan died in April 2018 of hypothermia and blunt force trauma.

          The Hauschultz’s son has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide, while his father Timothy, 48, is charged with felony murder and felony contributing to the delinquency of a child. Both the father and son face an additional number of charges. Tina, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child.


          It’s not known how the Hauschultz’s are related to Ethan, but Timothy and Tina are listed as his court-appointed guardians, along with two of his siblings, including his twin.

          The 15-year-old told police that he was put in charge of supervising Ethan and his twin, who were both undergoing the punishment of carrying logs for not knowing 13 Bible verses of Timothy’s choosing. Ethan’s birth mother, Andrea Everett, spoke out after the boy’s death in April.

          “When I got there Ethan did not have a heartbeat and his temperature was 23 degrees,” she said. They worked on him for five hours, giving him CPR the entire time, and still couldn’t get a heartbeat. There was no brain activity.”


          “I want justice for my son, and the person responsible should go to jail for a very long time,” she said.

          A medical examiner’s report said that the boy suffered from blunt force trauma to the head, abdomen and chest, and a fractured rib.


          Timothy and Tina Hauschultz and their son are all expected to make their first court appearances on Monday.

          Uber driver in Arizona had throat slit by passenger; man arrested, police say

          A man in Arizona was arrested Thursday for allegedly slitting the throat of an Uber driver, less than a week after a pregnant woman working for ride-share competitor Lyft was stabbed and killed.

          Francisco J. Diaz, 45, has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the incident, according to court documents obtained by FOX10.

          The unidentified Uber driver told police that Diaz was picked up from a Buffalo Wild Wings in Goodyear, Ariz. Wednesday night. During the ride, the 45-year-old produced a “large knife” he later used in an unprovoked attack to slash and stab the driver before he fled from the vehicle.


          The driver drove away and called 911 before being taken to a trauma center with extensive injuries.

          Francisco J. Diaz was arrested after allegedly slitting the throat of an Uber driver on Wednesday.

          Francisco J. Diaz was arrested after allegedly slitting the throat of an Uber driver on Wednesday. (Maricopa County Jail)

          “What the driver experienced is frightening,” an Uber spokesperson told Fox News on Sunday. “There’s nothing more important than the safety of the drivers and riders we serve. We are relieved he is recovering and stand ready to help police in their investigation.”

          Diaz was arrested Thursday after Tolleson Police, in coordination with the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, conducted an investigation and took the 45-year-old into custody at his home without incident.

          The driver, who asked not to be identified out of fears for his own safety, told 12 News he had to receive more than 20 staples in his throat from the injury.

          “Blood just started gushing out,” he told the television station. “I kept saying, ‘I’m not going to die.”


          A woman told FOX 10 she saw the suspect at the bar before the attack.

          “He kind of went around the bar, and he started showing that knife and I wasn’t comfortable. Neither were my guests or employees,” Liz Glenn said, adding that she was shocked after seeing Diaz’s mugshot on the news.

          Glenn told FOX10 he had chilling last words.

          “He said, ‘you don’t know what I’m capable of,'” said Glenn. “He said that over and over again, to different people who were trying to get him out of the bar and away from the situation.”

          In court documents obtained by FOX10, Diaz said he admitted to pulling out a knife he possessed,  swinging the knife at the driver and cutting his hands, adding that he felt the Uber driver was going to hurt him.

          The 45-year-old is being held on a $ 500,000 cash only bond and will be placed under electronic monitoring if he is released. He is set to appear in court next on Feb. 7.


          The attack in the Phoenix suburb came the same week that a Lyft rider brutally stabbed his pregnant driver multiple times, killing her and her unborn child before stealing the victim’s vehicle.

          Fabian Durazo, 20, drove nearly 150 miles before being arrested near the California line on Monday, officials said. Tempe Police said victim Kristina Howato, 39, was in her third trimester of pregnancy, a report said.

          Fox News’ Amy Lieu contributed to this report.

          McDonald’s customer calls police after employee put onions on his Big Mac, gets arrested

          A McDonald’s customer was arrested after calling police to complain about his Big Mac hamburger having onions – and challenging the restaurant’s manager to a fist fight.

          Leslie McDonagh, 53, was visiting the fast food chain in Manchester, England, around 10:30 p.m. on a Friday when he claims he received the “wrong meal” that he could not eat because of a “severe allergy” to onions, Metro reported.


          According to Metro, McDonagh, who had been drinking prior to visiting the McDonald’s, threatened to fight the manager before calling 911 to report the mixed-up meal.

          The incident began to escalate when police arrived and asked McDonagh to leave the restaurant. McDonagh reportedly fell to the floor and grabbed a police officer’s leg as they attempted to stand him up, police shared. McDonagh also spit in an officer’s face while they were taking him off the premises.

          Prosecutor Paul Sumner told Metro that police had to restrain the man as they escorted him out.

          “The police then were able to hold the defendant by his arms in the scuffle and escort him out of the store,” Sumner said. “The officers were struggling with the defendant and whilst they were doing this, he spat in in one of the officers face. He was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting an emergency worker.”


          McDonagh was arrested for the incident, which took place December of last year, and recently appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to assault and being drunk and disorderly in public.

          The man stated he had left a holiday party at his work and had consumed six cans of beer before visiting the McDonald’s.

          McDonagh admitted through his defense attorney, Claire Parrot, that he should not have called the police, but defended his food allergies, saying he “specifically asked for something to not be in his food and it was.”

          “He called [police] as did the McDonald’s staff,” Parrot said. “His memory of the incident isn’t complete but he was quite clearly utterly embarrassed and ashamed. This was not a planned attack on the officer, he says that he’s not a violent person.”


          McDonagh was ordered to pay a $ 248 fine and sentenced to a 12-month community order plus 120 hours unpaid work, Metro reported.

          This is not the first time fast food customers have called emergency services to report incorrect or unsatisfying orders. In July a McDonald’s customer called 911 over being served a cold burger and fries. More recently, a mother in the UK called police on Domino’s after their pizza oven broke.

          Indiana boy, 13, arrested after telling Siri he wanted to shoot up a school

          A teenage boy in Indiana was charged with intimidation after he told Apple’s assistant Siri that he had planned a school shooting and then posted a screenshot of the response online.

          The 13-year-old middle school student was being held at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center, and investigators do not believe the boy had access to weapons, according to the Valparaiso Police Department.

          Valparaiso Police said in a statement on Thursday that the boy allegedly told Siri, “I am going to shoot up a school.”


          The digital assistant then created a list of several Valparaiso schools nearby.

          However, the student made no direct threat to a specific person, school or school system.

          “The threat is not believed to be credible at this time; however, these types of communications are taken very seriously by the Valparaiso Police Department and our community,” the Valparaiso Police Department said in its statement. “We continue to work with the Valparaiso Community Schools to ensure the safety of the students and staff.”

          He allegedly posted the screenshot on Thursday.


          The incident was reported to police in nearby Chesterton by the boy’s social media contacts.

          The Associated Press contributed to this story. 

          Rapper Bow Wow arrested, charged with battery in Atlanta

          Rapper Bow Wow is seen at an event in Las Vegas in September 2015.

          Rapper Bow Wow is seen at an event in Las Vegas in September 2015.

          Atlanta (CNN)Rapper Bow Wow has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery charges, Atlanta police said Saturday.

          The rapper, whose given name is Shad Moss, was arrested early Saturday following a fight with a woman in Midtown Atlanta, said Officer Jarius Daugherty.
          Rapper Bow Wow appears in a mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

          Rapper Bow Wow appears in a mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

          When officers responded to the call, the woman told them Moss had assaulted her but the rapper said the woman had assaulted him, police said.
          “Officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor of the altercation, so both parties were charged with battery,” Daugherty said in a statement.
            Both suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Fulton County Jail.
            Moss was being held in jail on $ 8,000 signature bond, jail records show.
              The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said he should be able to process out of the facility later Saturday.
              CNN has reached to Bow Wow’s representatives for comment.