Additional information has come to light in the case of several elementary school children who all fell ill at the same time.
As The US Sun previously reported, 25 sixth-grade students at Zuni Hills Elementary School in Peoria, Arizona, all fell ill after a field trip on December 8.
Peoria is a suburb of Phoenix located in Maricopa County.
The children started vomiting after returning from the bus and entering the school, according to KSAZ-TV.
911 was then called and firefighters and emergency personnel arrived on the scene to help care for the children.
“To help sort out the number of students who reported feeling sick, the school called 911 for assistance, which resulted in numerous fire trucks and medical personnel on campus. “, released the school district in a press release after the situation.
It has now been reported that the children went to a nearby bowling alley where they all had lunch together, according to AZ Central.
Lunch would have been pizza according to KSAZ-TV.
Danielle Airey, spokeswoman for the Peoria Unified School District, confirmed it was Uptown Alley, a bowling alley in Surprise.
She explained that although the exact cause of the vomiting was unclear, medical staff concluded that it was food poisoning.
“At the moment, we do not know what could have caused the vomiting,[medical] the professionals who assessed the students assumed it was food poisoning,” Airey said.
All family members of ill students were also notified immediately, by Airey.
A student was taken to hospital at the request of his parents.
However, none of the students were in critical condition afterward.
An Uptown Alley official also told AZ Central on the evening of Dec. 8 that they were cooperating with the school and law enforcement.
It is unclear whether Peoria police will investigate the facility further to determine the exact cause of the foodborne illness or not.
Fortunately, children are probably on the mend, as food poisoning usually passes after a few days with water and rest.