BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Gum confiscated from a middle school student yesterday and thought to be tainted by fentanyl and other substances, was tested and determined not to be tainted by illegal substances according to a statement issued later today, Friday, April 21st, by the school district.
A Message from Superintendent Greg Baker
Dear families, staff, students and community members,
This evening Bellingham Police Department notified us that they have continued to test the gum/candy that was confiscated at Kulshan yesterday. Although the initial results from Thursday evening and today were positive for opioids and fentanyl as we shared earlier today, a full lab analysis was performed late today on the gum/candy and no illegal substances were detected.
Due to the full laboratory analysis, police do not think there are any illicit drugs in the gum/candy confiscated.