Dozens of Farmington HS students call in sick

FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Health officials are trying to determine the source of an illness that sickened dozens of students at Farmington High School.

The students became sick on Saturday and Sunday, experiencing vomiting and diarrhea.

KARE-TV reports 60 students called in sick Monday. By Wednesday that number was down to 30 — a level Superintendent Jay Haugen says is about normal for this time of year.

Minnesota Department of Health spokesman Doug Schultz says investigators were at the school Monday and found nothing out of the ordinary. The only thing notable was that students — instead of kitchen staff — had been serving tacos for homecoming one day last week.

The district scrubbed the cafeteria with bleach and stopped the self-service lunch line until the source of the illness is discovered.