Teens Rushed To Hospital After Taking Parent's Medicine At School
Two young students have been taken to hospital after taking medication at a Gold Coast school, but the headmaster has refuted media reports of illicit activity.
The boys presented to the nurse as St Stephen's College at Upper Coomera on Wednesday morning, reporting sickness. The nurse then alerted Queensland Ambulance.
A message from the school's headmaster, posted to Facebook, said the incident was linked to legal medicine, and refuted other reports to the contrary.
"This morning a Senior school student took some prescription medication belonging to a parent. The medicine made him vomit," the headmaster wrote.
"He was attended by the College nurse and, as a precaution, an ambulance was called. We have been advised that the boy will be fine. A friend of the boy may also have taken some of the medicine and we have taken steps to reassure ourselves and their parents that both boys are fine."
The same school was involved in a drug incident in February last year, when seven boys aged between 14 and 15 ingested an illegal substance.
The boys were all taken to hospital in a critical condition, but after making a full recovery, all seven were expelled.
In his Wednesday update, the school's headmaster dispelled any links between the two incidents.
"Many of you will be aware that the media have already jumped on this story and tried to make links with events from last year. I can assure you that these two events are not related," he said.
Comment is being sought from the school.