11 Rice students treated for alcohol poisoning - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

11 Rice students treated for alcohol poisoning

HOUSTON (AP) - Eleven Rice University students at an on-campus "Night of Decadence" Halloween party have been treated for alcohol poisoning.

The school in Houston released a statement saying ambulances were called early Sunday to assist with transporting the students to a hospital. Officials say all 11 students were treated and released.

Organizers say more than 1,000 people attended Saturday night's party where alcohol was available for students of legal drinking age. The event is hosted by the Wiess College dormitory.

Rice's dean of undergraduates, John Hutchinson, says school officials will meet with the 11 students to determine if they need alcohol abuse treatment.

Hutchinson says students organize the party, which has been an annual event since the early 1970s. He says usually three or four students require medical attention.

Online: http://www.students.rice.edu/students/colleges.asp

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices