Students critical after consuming substance at Gold Coast school

Students critical after consuming substance at Gold Coast school”

AT least three teenagers have been rushed to hospital, one of them in a serious condition, after allegedly ingesting a mystery substance at a school on the Gold Coast.

Four students are in a critical condition, one is serious and two are stable while several other students are "helping police in their lines of inquiry", Queensland police Acting Inspector Tony Wormald said.

Saint Stephen's College is a co-educational private school at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Four of the students are in a critical condition.

Paramedics outside Saint Stephen's College
Paramedics outside Saint Stephen's College

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Patrick Berry said they were still trying to ascertain toxicology results but they believed the boys had swallowed a drug and were initially treating them for an overdose.

The families of all the boys affected have been contacted and several students are being spoken to by police.

Paramedics arrived to find a number of students suffering adverse affects from an unknown substance.

"Our primary concern at the moment is to ensure their wellbeing which I'm confident is being looked after", Mr Dorrington said.

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