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Students hospitalised after inhaling fumes

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2013 | 12:00 AM

TWENTY STUDENTS from Tacky High School in St Mary had to be rushed to a nearby clinic for treatment yesterday after inhaling chemical fumes while in a computer class at the school.

Fifteen of the students were transferred to the St Ann's Bay Hospital where 13 were released and sent home. Two students remained hospitalised for observation and treatment up to press time.

Up to late yesterday evening, a team from Gortech Solution, which was called in by the school's management to investigate the source of the chemical emission, was still conducting its probe.

A release from the Ministry of Education said yesterday that the student body was sent home after the incident.

Meanwhile, school administrators continue to monitor those students who remain in hospital.