Dozens of students from the Juana de Asbaje secondary school, located in the municipality of Bochil, Chiapas, were intoxicated after ingesting cocaine, which was apparently diluted in the food in the cafeteria or the water in the drinking fountains.
Until the night of Friday, October 9, hospital authorities reported medical attention to 56 students, but as the hours passed the figure increased to 110 young people.
Videos of desperate parents began to circulate through social networks, while they arrived at the hospital with their children in their arms without knowing what was happening.
Local media reported that the intoxicated students presented symptoms such as nausea, headache, sweating, stomach pain, and fainting, so all of them were hospitalized.
Although at first the exact causes of the poisoning were not known, some of those affected had a toxicological profile carried out in the laboratory, and the result was positive for cocaine, so the case is already being investigated.
One of the versions that emerged about this situation, indicates that the school water was contaminated, and was consumed by the students through the drinking fountains.
Another of the hypotheses that transcended among the students and parents is that the drug could have been ingested in food from the cafeteria itself or in a cake.
After this event, the school was occupied by a group of fathers, mothers and other relatives, to demand that it be investigated why the mass intoxication occurred in that room, without an official version of the events being released so far.
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