Was It The Pizza? Students From Same Classroom At P.S. 115 In Canarsie Get Ill, Vomit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Was it something they ate?

Eighteen students at P.S. 115 on 92nd Street and Avenue L in Canarsie, Brooklyn came down with some type of stomach ailment Friday afternoon, 1010 WINS’ reported.

Officials weren’t sure if the kids suffered from food poisoning or some type of virus. Some of the kids were vomiting so severely before 2 p.m. that an ambulance had to be called to the school, 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reported.

EMS said 12 of the children from the school were taken to Jamaica Hospital.

There was no immediate official ruling on what made the kids sick, but all of the students ate the same pizza.

Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg issued the following statement Friday afternoon: “Five hundred students were served lunch – all the students who got sick came from the same [third-grade] classroom.”

The Department of Health will determine the final cause.

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  • Mel Matthews

    This was not a virus! This was a case of food poisoning. My 8 year old nephew was part of the group of poisoned children and he ate the same tainted pizza. He told me that the pizza tasted funny and that it had a bluish hue. I asked him why did he eat it and he told me he was hungry. He vomited 6 times. SIX times…He said the students started vomiting in the cafeteria and then they were taken to the nurses office where they continued to vomit. We were never Contacted…no one called us! This is negligence on the part of the school lunch staff. These children could have died and I feel like the school is covering it up. If they get away with this, what is to stop them from being careless with our children’s food again? Shame on them! This should not happen in America!

  • rocky

    Bloombergs city Budget cuts buy cheaper ingriendents

  • Originals

    Where did they order pizza from.

    • Originals

      Always better orderings fresh pizza fresh cheese not the frozen kind

  • Very conservative

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    • Neil

      and conservatism is a plague on our nation

  • su

    Aw, poor kids. I can remember a couple of kids getting sick in school – they were sooo scared and embarassed. Now I’m that I’m a parent all I can think is “OMG! 18 vomiting children, that poor teacher!” Hope the kids are all ok, food poisoning is no joke.

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