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.

Would you be outraged if this was your child and demanding further action?

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  • I would definitely want answers if my child had been given drugs at school.


  • Privacy and confidentiality needs to be maintained for the immediate/impacted families.
    A general warning could go out about the dangers of taking pills to alleviate concerns within the school community but knowing the particulars is not necessary.


  • My lawyer would get answers fast enough!


  • So many questions that need to be answered.


  • This is very crazy. What parents leave any kind of prescription drugs in front of their kids?? This is outrageous!!


  • OMG I’ve never heard of something like that, so young, I think I’d be demanding answers to if I were other parents too.


  • I think most parents at the school are justified in demanding an answer. The school needs to be transparent as to what happened and also offer support to other children affected as well.


  • This is outrageous! I certainly would be demanding answers and further action!


  • Absolutely shocking! I would be outraged and demanding answers too – mostly from parents of the child who brought in the tablets.


  • So much for open disclosure and a reminder to keep medications where little hands can’t get them


  • This is alarming indeed.


  • Wow this is alarming


  • I’d certainly be worried and as the school called an ambulance as a precautionary measure it sounds as though they took it seriously. I doubt very much there was malicious intent, just a child not knowing it was a serious thing.


  • Privacy needs to be maintained however the school community would be looking for answers.

    • Privacy does need to be maintained and there are other ways to address the issue without all the details and people being known by the school community.


  • Was it legal medication? Many are labelled to keep out of reach of children. Some children have been known to climb onto tables after moving them and reaching into high cupboards. Maybe it is wise to lock the medicine cupboard.


  • The school managed this episode very badly. They should have contacted the families immediately.


  • Its probably just some poor kid who watches dodgy tv shows and didn’t think its that serious. Goes to show how careful you need to be with medication at home.


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