Huge 999 response at Coventry school as teens hospitalised over 'vapes concern'

Emergency services swarmed around a school in Coventry as its science block was 'sealed off'. Several fire engines, police cars and ambulances were seen at Foxford School earlier today (June 25).

Reports on social media said that pupils had seen emergency services 'everywhere' and the science block was made 'off limits'. Two pupils, a boy and a girl, have been taken to hospital.

A message sent from the school to parents and carers, seen by CoventryLive, explained that police were called following use of 'unknown' vapes.

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The full school message explained: "Due to some students bringing in vapes and the source is not known, the police have attended to test these vapes.

"As you are aware, vapes are not allowed on school site and student safety is paramount."

In a statement, West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed it received two 999 calls to the Grange Road-based school. "We received two separate calls to Foxford School and Community Arts College on Grange Road at 11.47am and 12.25pm, two ambulances attended the scene.

"We treated two patients, a male and female teenager, before they were both taken to hospital for further assessment."

A West Midlands Police spokesperson confirmed that they were called to Grange Road, Coventry at 12pm after reports of a medical incident. A 15-year-old boy was arrested.

CoventryLive has contacted West Midlands Fire Service and Foxford School.

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