The district’s police department is investigating the incident “but does not yet have a determination of what led to the students feeling ill,” he said.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta spokeswoman Jessica Pope said earlier that “patients are now currently under observation by physicians.”
Epidemiologists, led by the Fulton County Board of Health, are looking into the incident. Food samples are being tested by the GBI.
Spokeswoman Alicia Cardwell Alston said the health board is trying to determine the cause of the sickness. She said officials should know more by Friday morning.
“We don’t have enough to be conclusive really,” she said Thursday afternoon.
Fulton school board president Linda Bryant, who represents the area that includes Sandtown Middle School, said that the district’s area superintendent and other staff are at the two hospitals monitoring how children are doing.
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