Team Down: Local Football Players, Cheerleaders, Staff Sickened After Team Meal

West Geauga, OH - Police are investigating after a local football team, cheerleaders and members of the coaching staff fell ill after a team dinner.

It happened last Thursday at West Geauga High School.

19 Action News has learned several people were sickened after dining on a meal purchased from a Newbury Township restaurant.

The school principal later learned of a rumor that the food was contaminated on purpose.

At this time, both the Chester Township Police Department and the Geauga County Sheriff's Department are leading this investigation.

If the results of the investigation warrant school intervention, the school district will take further action.