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 showed ambulances and first responder vehicles parked outside school
- The children were treated by emergency services at scene and taken to hospital
- Police said nobody is thought to be ‘seriously unwell’ and no arrests were made
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Thirteen children have been rushed to hospital after they fell ill ‘eating sweets’ at an all-girls school in north London.
Paramedics descended on La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, at 11.44am.
The youngsters were treated at the scene and taken to hospital but the Metropolitan Police said none are believed to be ‘seriously unwell’.
Pictures show a row of ambulances and first responder vehicles parked outside the main building opposite Hampstead Heath.
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 police spokesman 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.’
Paramedics were at La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, Camden, at 11.44am
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 159-year-old school, which counts singer Tulisa and Harry Potter actress Imelda Staunton among its alumni, has been approached for comment.
Its mission statement reads: ‘We are a Catholic school and we strive to provide a caring, secure environment in which girls realise their full potential.
‘When a girl joins LSU, she and her family join a strong community of pupils, parents, governors and staff.
‘We seek to ensure pupils feel a sense of belonging and a deep commitment to our central values of service, courage, and justice.
‘The school focuses on educating the whole person, academically, socially, spiritually and morally through a curriculum centred on the needs and aspirations of all pupils.’