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Paramedics rush 13 teenage children to hospital after ‘eating sweets’ at north London school

Paramedics rush 13 teenage schoolgirls to hospital after falling ill from ‘eating sweets’ at all-girl Catholic high school in North London

  • Paramedics were at La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, today
  • Pictures show ambulances and first responder vehicles parked outside school
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Thirteen children have been rushed to hospital after they fell ill ‘eating sweets’ at a school in north London.

Paramedics were at La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, at 11.44am.

Pictures show a row of ambulances and first responder vehicles parked outside the school. 

Pictures show a row of ambulances and first responder vehicles parked outside the school

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'

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’

Paramedics were at La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, at 11.44am

 Paramedics were at La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, at 11.44am

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 1145hrs on Monday, 5 October, to reports of children feeling unwell having eaten what they believed to be sweets at a school in Highgate Road, NW5.

‘As a precaution, 13 children have been taken to hospital. Their parents have been informed. Nobody is believed to be seriously unwell.

‘Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances. There has been no arrest. The school has not been evacuated.’

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.

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

‘We assessed thirteen teenagers at the scene and took them to hospital.’

The school has been approached for comment. 

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