Police in California have begun an investigation after a school student allegedly shared cookies that contained the cremated ashes of her grandfather with her classmates.
The shocking incident which has now led to a police investigation was reported when a number of the girl’s classmates were left horrified after the girl showed them her grandfather’s urn after they ate the cookie.
It is alleged that the girl told her classmates that she mixed her grandfather’s remains in with the dough before baking them.
Although the nine individuals who ate cookies didn’t suffer any ill effects after eating the contaminated batch, police say they are treating the matter as a serious incident.
Officers investigating the case say they are questioning two people over the incident as they believe the girl may have had help baking the contaminated batch.
Meanwhile the school at the centre of the controversy, the Da Vinci Charter Academy in Sacramento, have informed parents that they are also treating the incident as a serious matter.
Although police have said no adverse medical effects can be had by eating cremated human remains, they have however said that the victims involved could experience long term psychological effects following the incident.
It is not yet known why the girl decided to mix her grandfather’s ashes with the cookies, but the girl’s school say it has become a personal family matter.