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.