SAN DIEGO (July 13, 2013)—A lunch hour dare to drink a weird concoction that included hot sauce, carrots, salt and milk likely caused 22 students to get sick at a San Diego elementary school although it’s not clear if all of them were actually ill, officials said.
San Diego schools spokesman Jack Brandais said the at Audubon Elementary dared each other to drink from the mixture Thursday.
Afterward some reported upset stomachs and nausea.
Teachers then made a general announcement to see if other students had stomach problems and Brandais says that call brought out students "who may not have had problems at all."
Of the 22 students, 18 were taken to the hospital, and all were later released.
As a precaution, the school's kitchen, cafeteria and outdoor lunch areas were sanitized overnight.