District suspends two students in connection with laced cupcakes

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A spokesperson for Lexington-Richland School District 5 says they have suspended two Dutch Fork High School students after 14 students and a teacher became ill after eating a batch of cupcakes.

Lexington-Richland 5 spokesperson Michelle Foster said the district determined the two female students laced the cupcakes with laxatives.

One of those students has been suspended and recommended for expulsion while the other student who knew the cupcakes were laced has been suspended for two days.

Patty Bowen's son, Jared Pryor, was affected by the cupcakes after he ate four of them. She says she received a call from Dutch Fork's principal Tuesday morning to inform her that the treats were laced with Metamucil.

"I'm fine now, earlier I was real lightheaded and dizzy," said Jared. "My stomach was hurting and then I just crashed and was passing out tired. I'm okay now, my stomach's upset."

All of the students affected by the cupcakes were not seriously harmed, but several of them were sent home.

Some districts have different policies when it comes to homemade goods. Price says in this district its okay to bring them, as long as it's pre-approved and a special occasion.

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