PITTSBURGH (AP) – Fifty students and chaperones from a Kansas high school have been treated for food poisoning symptoms at a western Pennsylvania hospital after they stopped on their way home from a band trip to New York when they became ill.
A spokeswoman for Excela Frick Hospital says 40 students and 10 chaperones have been treated at the hospital in Mount Pleasant, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The Pennsylvania and New York state health departments are investigating where the band ate. The group from De Soto High School near Kansas City ate somewhere in New York before 164 of them headed home on three buses early Wednesday.
Those sickened have been treated and were packing up to continue their return trip to Kansas by Wednesday afternoon.