A group of schoolgirls were taken to hospital after eating sweets laced with the active chemical in cannabis at a North London school, it has been confirmed.
The 13 pupils at La Sainte Union Catholic School, in Highgate, reported feeling unwell on Monday morning, October 5 after eating, what they believed to be sweets.
As a precaution London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics were called and they were al taken to hospital.
A Met Police spokesperson has now confirmed the sweets contained THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active chemical in the Class B drug that produces the high sensation.
How the THC laced sweets came to be eaten by the group of girls is being investigated.
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When the girls fell ill ambulances were called at 11.44am and LAS dispatched a clinical team leader, five ambulance crews, medics in cars and incident response officers.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “We’re investigating after 13 children were taken to hospital having eaten what they thought were sweets at a school in Highgate Road.
“Nobody is thought to be seriously unwell.
“The school have informed parents. Enquiries underway to establish circumstances.”
In a later update they confirmed the sweets contained THC. The spokesperson continued: “We understand the sweets contained THC.
“We await tests to establish the quantity of THC in each sweet. While we await a full update from hospital, nobody is seriously unwell.
“There have been no arrests.”
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La Sainte Union Catholic School is a girls’ Roman Catholic secondary school.
A spokesperson for the school said: “A small number of our students have been taken to hospital today after becoming ill.
“The students became ill after eating what they believed were sweets.
“The contents of what the students ate and how they came into possession of them is being investigated by the police.
“We have made parents aware of this incident.”
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