Mesa High Schoolers Apparently Smoke "Spice," Get High Enough to Warrant a Hospital Visit

Somehow, seven Mesa High School kids landed in the nurse's office yesterday with the same symptoms, and four were taken to local hospitals.

The mystery illness was apparently solved after one of the students told the cops they were all smoking the synthetic-chemical-laden substance known as "spice."

The youngsters -- who apparently didn't read our series on "spice" and "bath salts" tales -- were all in the nurse's office with high blood pressure, elevated heart rates, and elevated body temperatures, according to a Mesa police spokesman.

All seven students initially said they hadn't ingested anything illegal that would've caused this, although they may have been correct due to the questionable legality of "spice."

However, one of the kids finally told officers that it was the "spice" that did them in.

A Mesa police spokesman says it doesn't appear that any of the kiddos are still in the hospital.

Police are still investigating the students' apparent spice session.


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Matthew Hendley
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