A dozen people at a fancypants private liberal arts college in New England ended up in the hospital due to drug overdoses over the weekend.
The scene of the deluge of overdoses was the Eclectic Society House, a co-ed organization on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
Ten of the people who received medical attention were Wesleyan students, local CBS affiliate WFSB reports. The other two were guests.
The drug that landed the students in the hospital was “Molly,” a psychoactive club drug that varies very widely in quality and, in fact, active ingredients.
Police suspect, unsurprisingly, that Wesleyan students got a bad batch of the drug.
By Monday, five students still remained in two area hospitals. One was expected to be discharged on Monday night.
The drug Molly is supposed to be MDMA. It was developed to treat depression. It’s a happy pill. However, the drug called Molly that is sold on American streets and on its fancypants college campuses frequently isn’t MDMA at all. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced that just 13 percent of Molly seized in the state of New York from 2009 to 2013 included any MDMA, CNN notes.
Shock has been the general reaction among the pampered, wealthy, sheltered students at Wesleyan.
“People are very jarred by it,” Wesleyan student Zack Kaufman told WFSB. “One of the dangers of that drug in particular is that oftentimes people don’t know exactly what’s in it.”
Michael S. Roth, president at Wesleyan, warned students that drugs are dangerous.
“Please, please stay away from illegal substances, the use of which can put you in extreme danger,” Roth pleaded.
No arrests have been made in the case of the bad Molly at Wesleyan.
Wesleyan is mostly known for being obscenely expensive. It’s also legendary for its reputation for oddball leftist dogma.
For example, among Wesleyan’s school-sponsored residence options is Open House at 154 Church Street, “a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Flexual, Asexual, Genderfuck, Polyamourous, Bondage/Disciple, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism (LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM) communities and for people of sexually or gender dissident communities.”
The “goals” at this special campus ghetto for gay students include “generating interest in a celebration of queer life from the social to the political to the academic.”
In December, a successful protest campaign by students upset over indirect ties between the Israeli army and Sabra Dipping Co. led to a complete removal of Sabra products from the shelves of Wesleyan’s dining halls and food stores. (RELATED: Anti-Israel Activists Torpedo Hummus At Wesleyan)
In February 2013, Wesleyan held an annual event called Senior Cocktails at a Hartford science museum. Museum staffers called the event off abruptly after they said they found various students having sex in the bathrooms, doing drugs, scaling a very lifelike dinosaur exhibit and projectile vomiting down a staircase. (RELATED: Pampered Wesleyan University Students Trash Museum During Boozy, Drug-Addled Party)
In 2012, PETA named Wesleyan the “most vegan-friendly” small college in America for its diverse vegan dishes, including a vegan chocolate cake shaped like the Batmobile.
The $793 million endowment of the once-Methodist school is roughly equal to the total annual gross domestic product of the Caribbean island of Grenada.