Two Dutch Fork High School students have been suspended after 14 students and one teacher became sick after eating cupcakes made with laxatives.
The students brought the treats to school Monday.
School officials called the sheriff’s department to investigate after some became concerned the treats were made with an illegal substance. The sheriff’s department tested the cupcakes and found they included a natural fiber laxative, said Monique Mack, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. No criminal charges were filed.
An 18-year-old senior who made the cupcakes has been suspended with the recommendation for expulsion, said Buddy Price, a spokesman for Lexington District 5. She will be allowed to graduate with her classmates. A 15-year-old who knew about the tainted cupcakes received a two-day suspension, he said.