Dozens of students are sick with some sort of stomach illness after a high school football banquet at a local hotel.
Parents say whatever they have, it’s a lot like the stomach flu or food poisoning. The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating.
Sophomore Nish Alemada said he couldn’t eat or drink anything for two days and lost 18 pounds after attending his team’s banquet at the Marriott. Another player said he lost 10 pounds and missed two days of school.
“I was really nauseous, I threw up a lot, diarrhea too. I really felt like I needed to use the bathroom. I was really tired as well. I didn’t have the energy to do anything,” Alemada said.
Alemada is a defensive lineman on the South Fayette High School football team. He and dozens of other players and parents who attended the team’s end-of-season banquet at the airport Marriott on Sunday were sickened within a day.
“I woke up Tuesday and had a stomach ache but I still went to school,” he said. “Second period I went to the bathroom and threw up in school so I had to go to the nurse’s office then go home.”
The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating the cause of the gastrointestinal problems.