Around 10:30 Thursday morning Riverview Fire & Rescue were called to Claude D. Taylor school.
Deputy Chief Robin True says students were reporting exposure to chemicals irritating their eyes, nose and throat in the playground.
“We investigated over here where they had the initial signs and symptoms here at Claude D. Taylor school,” says True. “We weren’t able to locate any product in the playground area or in the vicinity.”
At the scene were two Riverview Fire & Rescue trucks, two command vehicles, as well as a Codiac RCMP cruiser.
True says it is normal in cases like this where there is potential criminality to involve the RCMP.
He adds nobody was seriously injured, and if anyone has information about this incident they are asked to call Codiac RCMP at 506.857.2400.
Meanwhile, in an update from Wee College, they say their Whitepine campus children were on an outing to Claude D. Taylor school.
Of the 45 children, and five staff present at the time twelve were affected, and five required treatment at Whitepine consisting of flushing out their eyes, and rinsing of their skin and mouth.
They also confirm all children were assessed and properly cared for, with no transportation to hospital needed.
Wee College thanked first responders for going “above and beyond to not only care for the children, [and] investigate the incident, but to take the thought and time to provide the children with a positive ending.”
The children remaining at the centre were treated to a first hand tour of the ambulance, and paramedics took time with each family to reassure them.