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School dinners laced with ecstasy

Police in Russia are investigating after scores of school kids stripped off naked, climbed the walls or lay on the floor laughing uncontrollably after their school dinners were spiked with ecstasy.

The teenagers - aged between 13 and 15 - were given the drug in their soup and drinks at the school in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in eastern Russia.

Teachers said after lunch it was as if the school had turned into "a lunatic asylum".

Doctors called in said the pupils were showing signs of intoxication and prosecutors later found traces of ecstasy in the soup and drinks from the school canteen.

Tatyana Kutuzov, spokeswoman for the Sakhalin prosecutor's office, said: "An investigation is underway after our experts established that the water contained traces of opiates and amphetamines, which are known components of the drug ecstasy."

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