GRAND MARAIS, Man. _ A group of junior high school students have alleged an adult tricked two of them into chewing on moose droppings while on a school canoe trip.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Lord Selkirk School Division trustees are hearing the accusations by Grade 8 students from Grand Marais in a closed-door meeting.
The allegations stem from a May 25 trip involving about two dozen students from Walter Whyte School, accompanied by teachers and other adult chaperones.
Some of the children say the adult convinced two kids by telling them the moose poop was a nutritious mixture of wild berries and grass.
Angie Jonski said her nephew was one of the victims.
``They all laughed _ he ran to the river to wash his mouth out,'' Jonski said.
Her niece later turned down the droppings, Jonski said, but her niece's friend accepted.
Here is the link from the Canadian Press: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/05/grand-marais-manitoba-students-moose-poop_n_1572519.html