Calliope State High School
Calliope State High School

7 students in hospital after chemical exposure at park

UPDATE 12.41PM:

THE Department for Education said the students involved in the aerosol incident at Calliope State High School will be "dealt with in line with the school's Responsible Behaviour Plan". 

A Department of Education spokesperson said they were aware of the incident which occurred outside the school grounds at 8am this morning. 

"This incident involved an aerosol can exploding at a nearby park and did not occur at the school," the spokesperson said. 

"The Queensland Ambulance Service was called to the school as a precaution to assess students involved. 

The students involved are being dealt with in line with the school's Responsible Behaviour Plan." 

Queensland Police are investigating. 

UPDATE 11.08AM: 

SEVEN students were taken to hospital after a chemical exposure at Calliope State High School earlier this morning. 

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokesman said the teenagers appeared to be asymptomatic but were taken to Gladstone Hospital in stable conditions for precautionary measures.  

The Department of Education has been contacted for comment. 

More to come. 

UPDATE 10.32AM: 

PARAMEDICS are on their way to Beecher to treat a 15-year-old boy who is struggling to breathe after he was exposed to chemical earlier this morning at Calliope State High School. 

It is believed the teenager was sent home after an aerosol can exploded. 

Five students were treated earlier at the school. 

The Department of Education has been contacted for comment on the incident. 

More to come. 

UPDATE 10.05AM:

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics treated five teenagers who have potentially been exposed to aerosol gas. 

He said there were no respiratory or medical concerns for the teenagers. 

More to come. 

INITIAL 9.41AM:

PARAMEDICS are on their way to Calliope State High School after five students inhaled aerosol can gas.

Emergency services are responding to the incident on Don Cameron Dr at 9.41am.

It is believed the incident occured at 8am after an aerosol can exploded.

More to come.



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