2 West Orange High students hospitalized after ingesting potentially laced gummy bears

School officials said that the students became ill after eating the gummy bears Friday morning.

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  • | 1:41 p.m. May 12, 2017
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WEST ORANGE  Two West Orange High School students were hospitalized Friday, May 12, after school officials say they ingested gummy bears that may have been laced with an illegal substance.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies responded to the school around 9:39 a.m. after receiving the call for medical assistance and said the students were taken to Florida Hospital Winter Garden to receive treatment.

In a phone call to parents, West Orange High Principal Bill Floyd said the gummy bears might have been laced with an illegal substance and the school is working with law enforcement to investigate the situation.

"We are working with law enforcement in an investigation and appropriate discipline will be administered according to the student code of conduct," Floyd said in the call. "As always, the safety and security of our students is our utmost priority, and you can assist by speaking with your child about making wise choices and reporting anything that may seem unusual or amiss to school authorities."

Details on the students' conditions have not been released, although OCSO authorities say they appear to be non-life threatening. 


Contact Danielle Hendrix at [email protected].


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