Three teenagers have been arrested after a pupil took an unknown substance and was rushed to hospital in a serious condition. Emergency services were called to Caedmon College in Whitby at 12.10 on Monday after the boy fell ill.
The pupil was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. In a statement, North Yorkshire Police said all those arrested were male teenagers who have since been released on bail.
A spokesperson said: “An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, including the possibility of an unknown substance having been ingested.”
The police have asked people to respect the privacy of the hospitalised student and not to share footage of the incident on social media.
The school sent a text message to parents stating they acted “quickly and decisively in dealing with the incident”, The Scarborough News reports.
They added: “The school’s key priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students. North Yorkshire County Council is the lead agency for safeguarding and protecting children and young people from harm and as a school, we will work closely with them.”
Anyone with any information which may help the police investigation has been asked to come forward.
Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or make an online report.
Please quote reference number 12230045465 when passing information.