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Thirteen teenagers rushed to hospital after falling ill eating ‘sweets’ at London school

Paramedics arrived at the school on Monday

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Thirteen teenagers rushed to hospital after an “incident” at a school in north London.

According to reports, paramedics arrived at La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, at 11.44am on Monday (October 5).

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 11.44am today to reports of an incident at La Sainte Union Catholic School, Highgate.

Thirteen children rushed to hospital after an “incident” at a school in north London (Credit: Unsplash)

Thirteen teenagers rushed to hospital

“We dispatched a number of resources including a clinical team leader, five ambulance crews, medics in cars and incident response officers.'”

In conclusion, they said: “We assessed thirteen teenagers at the scene and took them to hospital.”

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According to The Sun, the girls were taken to hospital after falling ill from eating “sweets” at the school.

Meanwhile, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 1145hrs on Monday, 5 October…

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The children ate what they thought were sweets (Credit: Google Maps)

“…to reports of children feeling unwell having eaten what they believed to be sweets at a school in Highgate Road, NW5.”

They said nobody is reportedly “seriously unwell”.

In addition, they said: “Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.

“There has been no arrest.”

Meanwhile, one Twitter user shared photos of the scene.

They wrote: “Le Saint school in Highgate evacuated.”

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However, it’s unknown how old the children are and what exactly they ate.

The school is a secondary school and sixth form for girls.

La Sainte Union Catholic School
The school is a secondary school and sixth form for girls (Credit: Google Maps)

What is La Sainte Union Catholic School?

Meanwhile, on the school’s website, it states: “We strive to provide a caring, secure environment in which each pupil can discover and realise their own potential.”

In addition, it says: “We wish to develop strength of character and confidence…

“…by stressing the pursuit of excellence and concern for others.”

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