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Fort Lauderdale – A mysterious illness at Cardinal Gibbons High School left one adult and 26 students ill “almost simultaneously” Monday at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.
The students at the private Catholic school in the 2900 block of Northeast 47th Street were exposed to an unknown substance inside the gymnasium, which caused them to become sick, said Battalion Chief Stephen Golan, a spokesman for the Fire Lauderdale Fire Department.
The students and adult were taken to Broward Health Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. Ott said all the students were released by 5 p.m. and the school will hold classes Tuesday.
“We are trying to connect the dots. Anything we can do to make sure this doesn’t happen again. I think it’s just some sick kids,” Ott said. “It’s a mystery I don’t know if it’s the bug or flu season. There was nothing found on the school premises.”