7 students hospitalized after ingesting ‘unknown substance’ at Southampton school

COURTLAND, Va. – Several Southampton County High School students have been hospitalized after ingesting an unknown substance that caused them to “feel ill” on Tuesday.

Seven students were transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, according to the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office. There is no word on their condition at this time.

Officials say less than ten students have been identified as being affected.

“We do know that the substance was not anything provided by the school or school staff. The sheriff’s office is investigating this incident,” said a sheriff’s office spokesperson.

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