50 from Kansas treated for food poisoning on New York school trip

The 16-year-old daughter in Guelph left for a March-break school trip to Montreal, to learn French stuff.

But I can’t make her lunch.

Fifty students and chaperones from De Soto High School near Kansas City 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 group 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.

That could prolong and disperse the barfing. But I’d want my daughter home too.

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