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27 students mysteriously take ill at a school in England

Emergency services attended the scene, while some of the pupils were taken to hospital.

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Updated 5pm

EMERGENCY SERVICES ATTENDED a school in North Yorkshire, England today after about 27 students collapsed or became mysteriously ill.

Two of the pupils from Outwood Academy School in Ripon were taken to hospital. The rest were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police said they received reports of the collapses at about 12.30pm today. It is believed the incident happened between 11am and 11.30am.

“At this stage it is not known what has caused the students to fall ill and officers are working with the fire service to establish what has caused the incident,” the North Yorkshire force said in an updated statement.

They also confirmed 27 students were affected, “displaying signs of sickness and feeling faint”.

Some have been attended to by paramedics at the scene and others have been taken to hospital.

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