Emergency response triggered at US school after forty students eat one of the world’s hottest peppers

Bhut Jolokia

Bhut Jolokia peppers

An emergency response was initiated at a school in Ohio after around 40 children ingested Bhut Jolokia peppers – one of the hottest species in existence.

An unidentified student brought the peppers into Milton Union Middle School, West Milton, and apparently shared them among other students aged 11 to 14.