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Drink tampering allegations under investigation after students fall ill at Wayland High School dance

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-28 19:13:28-04

WAYLAND, Mich. — Wayland Union High School and the Wayland Police Department are investigating allegations of drink tampering after several students became ill during and after the homecoming dance.

In a letter sent to parents, WUHS stated several students became sick during or after the homecoming dance on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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The school said there have been allegations that something was put into soft drinks and water to cause the illness.

The school says they are now working with law enforcement to investigate the allegations.

Wayland police say 600 students were at the dance, adding it is not yet certain what led to the reported illnesses.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the school’s main office at (269) 792-2254.

Police ask those who have experienced illness on the night of the dance to stop by the police department at 160 W. Superior St or by calling (269) 792-9366.

We're told the Allegan County Silent Observer program is offering a cash reward in exchange for information leading to arrests in this incident. Silent Observer can be reached at 1 (855) SILENT-0.

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