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Kelowna boy doing 'much better' after getting sick from mystery substance found in classroom

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jeremy Mills
September 16, 2019 - 8:44 AM

KELOWNA - Jeremy Mills is just trying to get his family’s life back to normal after his son was hospitalized last week after eating something he found in a small plastic bag at school.

Mills posted to Facebook that his eight-year-old son had found the substance in his classroom on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and consumed some of it. Within an hour he was in the emergency room at Kelowna General Hospital, unable to speak or move. He was home recovering later that day.

Central Okanagan superintendent of schools Kevin Kaardal confirmed in a news release on the weekend that the school district is investigating the incident.

Mills did not want to do an interview today, Sept. 16, saying in a message to that he is “trying to get back to normal.”

He did confirm that the pink material in the plastic bag found by his son, and pictured in the photograph, was found in the classroom and has been sent to a lab in Vancouver for analysis. He’s hoping to get answers from the lab today.

He also said his son "is doing much better.”

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