A preschool in Hawaii “accidentally” serves Pine-Sol instead of apple juice during snack time.
According to a report released by the state Department of Health, a classroom assistant of Kilohana United Methodist Church Preschool distributed snacks that morning, which consisted of dry crackers and juice.
The director states that while the assistant was preparing snacks, the assistant saw the Pine-Sol on the clean-up cart and “returned to the classroom with crackers and container of liquid.” The assistant poured the liquid into cups while the classroom teacher tended to the students. The classroom teacher realized it was not apple juice based on its smell, and stopped the students from drinking it.
According to Emergency Medical Services, paramedics evaluated three students, ages 4 and 5, who did drink a small amount. The children are said to be okay and did not require treatment.
The inspection report by the health department states that the Pine Sol was in its original container and properly labeled. The cart did not contain any food, and the other supplies were in its proper position away from food.
The assistant was fired, and the school sent out an email to parents to let them know about the unfortunate situation.