Needle found in student’s candy not obtained while trick or treating


Update: Tuesday, November 5, 11:15 a.m.

MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — The Mahomet-Seymour School District released the following update to yesterday’s statement involving the needle found in a candy bar:

As a follow up to the incident at Lincoln Trail Elementary on November 4, 2019, involving a needle found in a piece of candy, the investigation is now completed.

The investigation reveals that there is no continuing threat or danger to other students, as we have identified the source of the needle, and it was not obtained while trick or treating. The school district is following up with those involved and/or impacted by this event.”

The Mahomet Police Department urges people to still be safe.

Original: Monday, November 4, 3:27 pm

MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — An elementary school student found a needle in a “fun size” piece of candy.

The candy was brought to school from the student’s home and was obtained through trick or treating activities over the past few days.

At this time, the Mahomet Police Department and the Mahomet Seymour Schools do not believe that there is any on-going threat related to this incident.

The incident remains under investigation and updates will be provide if and when new information is obtained.

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