Oh crumbs, grandpa's ashes end up in the cookie dough

A schoolgirl in northern California added her late grandfather's ashes to a batch of cookies she was baking and shared them with classmates, only some of whom knew what was in them.

According to the police the girl and a friend took the biscuits in to Da Vinci Charter Academy, in Davis, near Sacramento, and shared them with nine other students.

Andy Knox, a classmate, told KCRA-TV, that he took a bite and became worried about the "special ingredient" to which the girl had referred. "I thought that she put drugs in it or something," he said.

When she told him he was "kind of horrified". They had grey flecks in them, he said, and had certainly tasted distinctive and crunchy. He did not have...