15 LeRoy Students Now Suffering from Mysterious Illness

January 26, 2012 Updated Jan 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 26, 2012 Updated Jan 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM EDT

LEROY, GENESEE COUNTY (WKBW-TV) - No matter where you go in this quaint Village of LeRoy, the mysterious illness plaguing some of the high schoolers is the center of conversation..

"The first time i saw it, it brought tears to my eyes watching that poor young girl, both of them for that matter," says Mary Ann Miller, Owner of LeRoy Hardware. "It's just very scary, very strange."

Annette Walters, a LeRoy resident says, "we're all shocked, liked everyone else we're all shocked it's kind of strange because it's unusual."

15 students are now experiencing tourette-like symptoms from this illness, one of them a male and now a second opinion is being asked for by the national institute of health.

Everyone we spoke to said the hardest thing to grasp is doctors have no real diagnosis for the disease.

"I just hope for the parents sake and the girls sake that they come up with some answers and come up with some answers soon," said Miller.

The Dent Neurological Institute in Buffalo has seen 4 students and they say it's conversion disorder.

Miller says she knows one of the girls and her family and she couldn't even describe the time they are having.

"i think it's been pretty tough, pretty tough, real tough," says Miller.

Walters has two young children and can't even bare to think of what she would do if her babies were suffering from this.

"Oh i don't want to think that... that would be horrible, horrible you know," Walters says.

But a sign on a church in the heart of downtown says it all "we are praying for our LeRoy HS girls, with god all things are possible"