MOORESVILLE – Authorities in central Indiana are warning parents to examine their children’s Halloween treats for tampering.
The Indianapolis Star reports that the Mooresville School District posted a statement on its Facebook page Thursday, warning parents to look for suspicious items after the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department reported a needle was found in a candy bar before it was eaten.
The Republic reports that a 5-year-old boy found a heavy metal staple in a piece of candy in what Columbus police are treating as an act of intentional tampering.
The child’s mother told officers the boy was eating a candy roll when he discovered the staple. The boy did not swallow the object and wasn’t injured.