Police investigating what sickened Wayland HS students at dance

Allegan County

WAYLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating what may have caused several students to become sick at the Wayland High School homecoming dance.

About 600 kids attended the dance on Sept 25. Officers who were there noticed some children becoming sick, mostly with nausea, Wayland Police Department Chief Mark Garnsey told News 8 Tuesday. Students reportedly started feeling sick between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The officers took samples from food and drink to see if they were the cause. Results of tests were not back as of Tuesday.

Garnsey said his department is taking the situation very seriously. Police are going through social media posts to see if there are any leads.

They are also asking any parents whose children became sick to reach out to the police department, which can be reached at 269.673.3899. Any information regarding this incident can be sent to the police department or Allegan County Silent Observer at 1.855.745.3680.

A cash reward is being offered by Silent Observer for information that leads to identification and arrests of suspects.

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