Emergency Services were quickly called to Broadstone Middle School (Dorset) after reports emerged that several children had taken the Class A drugs.
According to local media, four children were examined whilst at the school, before being taken to hospital for further testing. A spokesperson for Dorset Police said:
“The children believed the substance was sweets, but it has now been established it was cocaine. While it was not believed any of the children ingested the powder, they were taken to hospital to be checked over. They were assessed to be in good health by medical staff and were discharged.
A 32-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences and is currently on police bail until the middle of February pending further inquiries.”
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Although the exact age of the pupils is not known, the school has students ranging from 9 – 13 years old. The Headteacher made a statement saying:
“We can confirm that a child was found in possession of what was believed to be a drug. The children believed the substance to be sweets.”
Don’t take drugs kids.