Staff Report — Courtland
According to officials, all eight students transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital during todays medical emergency are alert and responsive. According to that same official, at 3:30 p.m. some of the patient were being discharged from the hospital. Reportedly, the students ingested candy laced with an unidentified substance, with sickened all eight. A suspect has been identified and is currently being questioned.
This is a developing story and The Tidewater News will provide more information as it becomes available
**Editors note: the original post stated there were seven students who had been sickened and transported for treatment. It was later confirmed to be eight.
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