Wichita school warns students about ‘happy crack’

The Wichita Eagle reports the candy is Kool-Aid mixed with sugar or crushed smarties. The email said the candy has caused disruptions at the school several times.

WICHITA, KS (AP) — A Wichita middle school is asking parents to be sure their children aren’t bringing a candy known a "happy crack" to school.

Truesdell Middle School officials sent an email to families Monday saying the school’s teachers are seeing more students bringing in powder candy in plastic bags.

The Wichita Eagle reports the candy is Kool-Aid mixed with sugar or crushed smarties. The email said the candy has caused disruptions at the school several times.

Wichita school district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said she hadn’t heard about other schools having problems with "happy crack." .

The powdered candy isn’t new. In 2011, officials at a Maize elementary school asked parents to discuss drugs with their children after some fifth-graders reportedly sold baggies of Kool-Aid and sugar to classmates on the bus.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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