Police in Davis, California say they're investigating a disturbing report that a high-school student baked cookies using human remains and gave them to several of his fellow classmates to eat, KXTV reported.
Authorities say no actual evidence has been found to support the claim of human remains being used in the cookie recipe, but the incident is being investigated based on statements from the students who filed the initial report.
Several students at DaVinci High School ate the cookies that police suspect may have been made using the ashes of one of the student's grandparents.
According to a police spokesperson, the allegedly tainted cookies were first reported to authorities on Oct. 4. Students who consumed the cookies have not suffered any physical ailments. Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov says this is the first time he's ever heard of a case like this.
“No, this is a weird one,” he said. “I have not heard of anyone getting sick or anybody being harmed as far as physically, physiologically by this."
The Davis Joint Unified School District released a statement on the matter, but would not comment on whether or not any students involved were disciplined.
"While we cannot comment on confidential student matters, the physical and social-emotional safety of our students is always our first priority. Students are safe and there is no health risk at the Da Vinci Charter campus or to anyone involved.
We take all allegations of wrongdoing seriously and we conduct thorough investigations and involve the police or other entities when appropriate. When wrongdoing is found to have occurred, disciplinary measures are applied and at the same time measures are taken to repair the harm within the community. This recent case has been particularly challenging and we have responded appropriately and in the most respectful and dignified way possible.
Those who were involved are remorseful and this is now a personal family matter and we are want to respect the privacy of the families involved."
So far, the cookies have not been tested by authorities, but the investigation is ongoing.