BREAKING NEWS: Deception Bay North State School is in lockdown after 25 students ingested an unknown substance.

Qld Ambulance are treating 25 students at Deception Bay North State School after ingesting unknown substance. #9News

It has been reported lollies eaten by students at Deception Bay North State School may have been a synthetic drug.

A woman who has a child at the school told 9NEWS the incident happened around lunchtime, and involved Grade Four students.

The school was reportedly locked down while paramedics attended to the sick children.

It has been reported the children took a substance named “mystical fire” they believed was “popping candy”.

Mystical Fire is sold in hardware stores and can be used to alter the colour of open flames.

More details to come

Paramedics have confirmed the 25 children took the substance “mystical fire”. Four children who took the substance have now been taken to hospital for further treatment. Statement from Deception Bay Nth State School: “school followed correct procedure””took immediate action to notify ambulance and parents”.

Image via Nine news twitter

  • I hope the students will be ok, they are only littlies.


  • Sounds like the school did a wonderful job, what a scary situation :( suprised it spread to so many kids though, I would have thought maybe 3-4 friends sharing what they thought was popping candy together but it obviously got shared amongst the playground maybe? Also I’m guessing one kid has brought this to school from home thinking they were sneaky and found a bag of candy, poor things!


  • wow how did they get this stuff? so glad that the school found out quickly and acted promptly to get help for the students – I hope they make a full recovery


  • scary stuff – hope they are all ok


  • That is scary how did they get that? and who gave it to them/? where was the supervision?


  • Oh no, how scary !! I just googled to find out if this is a primary or secondary school. Concerning that it’s a primary school and to know that this substance entered these young small children !! I hope they will be able to chase and catch the person who brought this upon these young children !


  • What a terrible event to have happened. Do hope they find who was responsible and that all the children are OK.


  • This is worrying. I wonder where the “lollies” came from?


  • How scary for these children, their parents and the school. I hope that they are all ok.


  • Very scary. The poor parents to get that phone call from the school. So lucky that this situation was not worse.


  • Oh my! So scary! I hope they will find out how this happened. And more I hope that all the kids involved are safe.


  • oh my god how scary for all involved


  • This is very disturbing. I hope the children are ok. I also hope whoever is responsible, is caught


  • This certainly sounds serious, but it’s not clear the school was at fault.


  • The lives of 25 school children have been put at risk. We don’t know yet what the long term side effects may be.


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