DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - Christ the King Church is asking parents of children who attended its Easter egg hunt Sunday, March 24 to return the eggs and candy they collected. The church said at least one egg with medicine inside of it was taken home by a family.
"The police have informed us that it is anti-seizure medication," said Rev. Matthew O'Connor.
Pharmacists said that type of medicine would only hurt a child if he or she had an allergy to it.
The parents alerted O'Connor on March 24 after finding it and called Daphne Police.
O'Connor said a volunteer told him he misplaced the egg, but found it. At that point, the pastor said he decided to go ahead with the hunt, not knowing medicine would be found in an egg.
"He obviously misled us," said Rev. O'Connor. "So it did get to one family, and they alerted us."
Knowing he'd been misled, FOX10 News asked the pastor why he believes the volunteer, who said it only happened to one egg.
"That's why the police are involved, and they're investigating that right now, and we are confident they will get to the bottom of it," Rev. O'Connor said.
Rev. O'Connor said he is operating under the assumption that that was the only egg as no other parents have come forward.
"I think that this is going to be ok, and we're just happy that the child is okay and that no one has been hurt in any way," Rev. O'Connor said. "We want to be sure that all the children are safe."
O'Connor said he's doing that with a candy exchange. He wants all the families who collected candy Sunday to return the eggs in return for new candy.
We were told no one has come by as of yet.
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