Middle Creek High School football players sickened by contaminated water at practice

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Several Middle Creek High School football players were sickened after drinking from a water hose.

The Wake County Public School System said Wednesday that five student-athletes reported feeling ill after they drank from a contaminated water line during football practice Tuesday afternoon.

It is unclear how many players actually drank from the water line

A WCPSS spokesperson told ABC11 that the school called Poison Control and followed proper protocols for this type of incident.

The district also sent a letter home advising parents of what happened.

WCPSS said that if any students still don't feel good Wednesday night, they should go to the emergency room to have a blood test performed.

There is no indication that this was a malicious incident.

As far as we know, no students who drank from the contaminated hose went to the hospital and all were in school Wednesday.
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