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Two Clinton High School students sickened in senior prank gone awry


Clinton (WKOW) - Clinton Police said that three students are facing possible charges after a senior prank gone awry at the high school on Wednesday, May 30.

Police say that three seniors had placed an over-the-counter supplement into a batch of brownies. The tainted brownies were eaten by five unaware students. Police say two of the students became sickened by the brownies. They had to go the hospital as a precaution, but were okay.

Officers later determined that the three seniors had gone to the Beloit Walmart and purchased an over-the-counter substance one day earlier. In a news release Monday, police identified the three students. They are an 18-year-old girl and two boys, ages 17 and 18.

Police Chief Dave Hooker said the students have not been arrested. The case will go to the District Attorney, who will decide if charges will be filed.

"At this time because of the seriousness in the nature and the fact that the impact that it could have on the kids for the rest of their days, we spoke with our District Attorney Dave O'Leary. We conclude our investigation. Once I approve the report today, we'll be sending it down to him. Mr. O'Leary will be viewing it to determine where we're going to go from here. We haven't made an arrest at this point because we're waiting on Mr. O'Leary to read it and make his determination of how he's going to handle it," Hooker said.

Hooker said both the parents of the suspects and the victims are upset about the incident.

"But to my knowledge, the victim's parents seem to be OK with how we're handling it," he said.

The Clinton Community School District over the weekend posted on its Facebook page about the incident.

"In no way does the school district condone any form of mischievous and reckless behavior, as violators of school rules and policies face progressive discipline for the inappropriate actions committed by students," the post read.

"As soon as staff became aware of the incident, school personnel took decisive action by contacting medical personnel and the Clinton Police Department. Because of a strong partnership with our students and parents, immediate collaborative discussions took place with the families of the victims and perpetrators."

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