Chemical incident at school

Wednesday 10th May 2017 – 1.11pm – Murray MacGregor.

Six pupils and a teacher have been treated by ambulance staff after a small chemical incident at a school.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Four Dwellings High School in Dwellings Lane, Quinton at just after 10.15am this morning (Wednesday).

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team and two emergency planning managers were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The six pupils and a teacher developed breathing difficulties after being exposed to the chemical Bromine.  The rest of the class were unaffected.

“The seven were assessed at the scene by ambulance staff.  As a precaution, the teenagers were taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the teacher to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – their condition is not believed serious.

“The chemical was isolated and there is no risk to anyone else.”

Ends

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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