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8 Los Angeles children hospitalized after eating chocolate

By The CNN Wire
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Children had accelerated heart rates after eating chocolate
  • Their ages range from 11 to 13
  • The type of chocolate could not be immediately verified

(CNN) -- Emergency crews rushed eight middle school students to a hospital in Los Angeles, California, after they consumed chocolate and later had accelerated heart rates, city officials said.

The type of chocolate -- and what may have been in it -- could not be immediately verified, according to Monica Carazo, a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman.

The children, whose ages range from 11 to 13, attend George Washington Carver Middle School in southern Los Angeles.