Police are working to confirm the claim that two Da Vinci High School students used human remains in the mix of a homemade batch of sugar cookies.
A California high school student baked cookies, allegedly using her grandfather's ashes in the recipe.
Several media outlets have since reported Davis police are trying to verify the cookies were contaminated.
"I have not heard of anyone getting sick, or anybody being harmed as far as physically or physiologically by this" said Lieutenant Paul Doroshov with the Davis Police. They have not tested the cookies just yet. WRIC reports at least nine students ate the cookies, and another student is believed to have been involved in the plan.
The alleged incident, which Doroshov said occurred on October 4, was not made public until the outraged parents of a male student contacted Sacramento's FOX 40 News on Monday.
"It involves juveniles so there's various options as to what can be done with it", Doroshov noted.
An unidentified mother of a child at the school said, "It blew my mind". I was really repulsed and I was upset that I wasn't even notified'.
The boy's parents alerted Fox to the story because they were dissatisfied with how the school handled the incident.
The boy's family agreed to speak on the condition that their identities be hidden for fear of repercussion from the Davis Joint Unified School District.
Her son says after being questioned, he was asked to give a statement about what happened and sign it.
"No, this is a weird one", he said.
While officials would not comment on the specifics of this case, citing confidentiality concerns, the statement said all allegations of wrongdoing are taken seriously, investigated thoroughly and are subject to disciplinary measures when appropriate.
"I can say that those who were involved are remorseful and is this now a personal family matter and we are want to respect the privacy of the families involved".
Da Vinci Charter Academy principal Tyler Millsap said in a letter to parents that "this issue going on right now has been particularly challenging and our staff has responded appropriately and in the most respectful and dignified way possible for all the students and families involved".