We don’t know about the teens’ issues, but Erin Brockovich sure is full of it.
The Daily Mail reports,
A mysterious disorder which exhibits symptoms similar to Tourette’s has affected more students at the same high school.
Earlier this month, it was reported that 12 female students, who all attend Le Roy High School, in New York, had been diagnosed and were being treated for the unexplained illness.
That number has now risen to 15 teenagers and they are all reportedly suffering from verbal outbursts and involuntary twitches.
Bizarrely, two students from a school 250 miles away have also reported similar symptoms…
Fifteen out of the 17 go to Le Roy High School in Genesee County, New York State. Only one boy has been affected, the other 14 sufferers are girls.
The other two girls live in Corinth, Saratoga County, around 250 miles away.
One of the teenagers affected, 16-year-old Lori Brownell, posted a video on YouTube discussing how her symptoms started last August and looking for help from anyone who might explain her condition…
Campaigning lawyer and environmental activist Erin Brockovich is believed to be now looking into the case. In 1996, Brockovich fought and won a mass lawsuit for an estimated $333 million dollars against Pacific Gas and Electric, who allegedly contaminated drinking water in the town of Hinkley, California.
Brockovich, who was the inspiration for the eponymous film starring Julia Roberts, has already started investigating, according to digg.com.
She has suggested that a chemical spill from a train derailment in the 1970s near the site of the school may be the cause. She has sent scientists to collect soil samples around the high school.
‘When I read reports like this that the New York Department of Health and state agencies were well-aware of the spill and you don’t do water testing or vapor extraction tests, you don’t have an all-clear,’ she said…
Lori Brownell’s YouTube video is below.