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27 Children Collapse Outside Yorkshire School

by on November 12, 2015
 
40 pupils and one teacher treated after mystery illness sweeps Yorkshire school

Around 40 pupils and one teacher have been treated by paramedics after a mystery illness swept Outwood Academy School in Ripon, North Yorkshire, say police.

The entire school has been evacuated and pupils sent to nearby Ripon Community College.

Emergency services arrived at the scene at around 12.30pm after reports students had collapsed at the school.

Two children have been taken to hospital.

Pupils and staff stand outside Outwood Academy as emergency services attend to an incident at the school, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, in England, November 11, 2015. Twenty-seven students were treated - several in hospital - after an incident at a school in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, police said.The students showed signs of sickness, felt faint and some collapsed. The cause of the incident at Outwood Academy secondary school in Ripon, North Yorkshire was not immediately known, but hazardous materials officers were at the scene. REUTERS/Craig Brough

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said its crews treated 40 at the scene for ‘nausea and feeling faint’.

A spokesman said: ‘We dispatched a number of resources to the scene including a doctor, three ambulance crews, two rapid response vehicles, a number of Clinical Supervisors and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

‘Up to 40 students are currently being treated on scene, but we have not conveyed any patients to hospital at this stage.’

Pupils and staff stand outside Outwood Academy as emergency services attend to an incident at the school, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, in England, November 11, 2015. Twenty-seven students were treated - several in hospital - after an incident at a school in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, police said.The students showed signs of sickness, felt faint and some collapsed. The cause of the incident at Outwood Academy secondary school in Ripon, North Yorkshire was not immediately known, but hazardous materials officers were at the scene. REUTERS/Craig Brough
Members of the emergency services attend to an incident at Outwood Academy, in Ripon, North Yorkshire, in England, November 11, 2015. Twenty-seven students were treated - several in hospital - after an incident at a school in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, police said.The students showed signs of sickness, felt faint and some collapsed. The cause of the incident at Outwood Academy secondary school in Ripon, North Yorkshire was not immediately known, but hazardous materials officers were at the scene. REUTERS/Craig Brough
A parent of one pupil said two children collapsed during a ceremony to mark Armistice Day.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘I rang the school to check my daughter was OK. I was told a couple of children had collapsed during a remembrance service.

‘As it finished another couple went down. That’s when the fire brigade were called.’

 Outwood Academy School in Ripon, North York
Outwood Academy School in Ripon, North Yorkshire

Officers are working with the fire and ambulance services to establish what has caused the students to collapse.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police added: ‘At this time, the safety of all the students and staff at the school is paramount and officers are working with the fire and ambulance services to establish what has caused the students to collapse.’

More than 350 pupils aged 11 to 18 attend The Outwood Academy, according to its website.

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