Police launch investigation after pupils from Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech take illegal drug ‘spice’
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Police have confirmed that they are investigating after students at a Wisbech school were rushed to hospital from taking the illegal drug ‘spice’.
The incident happened last Wednesday at Thomas Clarkson Academy, with six pupils reported to have fainted and vomited.
In a statement today, Cambridgeshire Police said: “We are investigating concerns that five children took an unidentified drug at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech. We are working closely with the school.”
Last week, the force said they were ‘aware of the situation’ but that the school were dealing with the matter.
The incident led to outrage from parents on social media, as hundreds expressed their concern.
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Associate principal, Richard Walton, warned parents that pupils would be facing ‘severe sanctions’ upon returning to school after the Bank Holiday,
The college, with more than 1,200 pupils and last November given encouragement in its latest Ofsted assessment, has a tough disciplinary policy covering pupil behaviour.
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Spice is an illegal class B drug and is often referred to as ‘synthetic marijuana’ or ‘fake weed’ and has mind-altering effects.