Five college students hospitalized after science experiment
STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) -
Five Buena Vista University students were hospitalized overnight Monday after officials say they ingested caffeine during a science experiment.
All of the details of the experiment aren't clear, but a spokesperson for Buena Vista says the students will remain hospitalized for monitoring until at least Wednesday.
The students' instructor has been placed on administrative leave --with pay-- pending the completion of a university investigation. In addition, the spokesperson said all research involving physical activity or changes in the human subjects are suspended until further notice.
"The health and well-being of our students is obviously our top priority," said Meg McKeon, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. " I reached out to the affected students and their families this morning to express our concern and offer our assistance."
News 4 has sent a crew to Storm Lake, Iowa to speak with the university and will provide more information as it becomes available.
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