Laxative in the Cupcakes in Southeast Missouri School

February 12, 2004 - Posted at 11:12 a.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Nine southeast Missouri junior high school students are recovering after eating cupcakes laced with laxatives.

The students at R.O. Hawkins Junior High in Cape Girardeau became ill yesterday.  Two ninth-grade girls admitted giving away the cupcakes as a joke to about a dozen friends.  Both girls were suspended for five days.

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