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Mississippi school investigates what’s sickening students

September 27, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Officials are trying to figure out what’s making students sick at a Mississippi middle school.

WCBI-TV reports four students and a teacher went home sick on Thursday from Eiland Middle School in Louisville.

They’re the latest victims of a sickness that had already affected at least 10 students this week.

Louisville Superintendent Randy Grierson says Atmos Energy Corp tested and found no natural gas or carbon monoxide.

Winston County Emergency Management Director Buddy King says the Mississippi National Guard is taking air samples to test for chemicals. The school district is also cleaning the 8th grade hall to ensure no lingering fumes or chemicals.

On Wednesday, the district said at least one student admitted to vaping, raising the possibility other students may have been exposed to fumes or other substances.

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Information from: WCBI-TV, http://www.wcbi.com

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