Parents are demanding answers after a Year One student brought ‘mystery tablets’ to school and handed them out to classmates.
Paramedics were called to Wynnum State School, in east Brisbane, on July 15 after the student gave six fellow fellow pupils the medication.
Some parents are outraged that they weren’t informed of the incident.
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‘I don’t know how many of the six children took the medication, but I do know that ambulances were called to the school,’ the parent said, according to the Courier Mail.
‘There has been no global communication to the parents of the school about this incident. There has also been no confirmation about what type of ”medication” it was.’
The parent said there was a school assembly to discuss what had happened but attempts at getting further information were ‘met with resistance’.
A spokesman for the Department of Education Queensland told Daily Mail Australia the ambulances were called as a ‘precautionary measure’.
He said the parents of the students involved had been told and the medication was a prescription drug.
One parent said, ‘I feel like there’s a lot of secrecy about the incident, as if they don’t want the news getting out into the greater public. But when children’s health and/or lives are potentially at risk, shouldn’t all care givers [parents and teachers alike] be made aware so they can take steps to protect their children,’ the parent said.
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