Needles found in Halloween candy in WI

Needles found in Halloween candy in WI
Needles found in Halloween candy in WI
Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 06:39:37-04

ARCADIA, WI (WEAU/CNN) - Sewing needles were found inside a child’s candy Tuesday after a night of trick-or-treating.

“We received a phone call from a concerned parent,” said Chief Diana Anderson of the Arcadia Police. “He stated that his child had gone through their candy and had started to eat it and when they had bitten into it, they had seen the KitKat, that there was a needle in it.”

Anderson said the department is still looking into where they candy was given out.

“I asked them specific locations and areas within the city that they went, and according to the individuals, they pretty much went all around town, to our main trick-or-treating spots downtown and up on our Wilson Avenue area.”

Because police still don’t know exactly where the candy came from, they are asking parents in that area to use extreme caution by either combing through it intently or throwing it all away.

The Arcadia School District is also sending out a word of caution to families, said  Arcadia School District Superintendent Louie Ferguson.

"As we got the information we put on our Facebook page, our mass alert phone calls, texts and emails, hopefully that message will get to everybody and then they'll prevent anything from happening to any of their children," Ferguson said. 

The community is still in shock.

“I was actually a little taken aback that it actually had happened in this community,” Anderson said. “We obviously do safety programs and tell our kids to be aware of these type of things, so I’m very grateful that our kids are listening and having their parents go through their candy. I hope in the future this doesn’t happen again.”

The child who bit into the candy with the needle was not injured.

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