A 13-year-girl collapsed in front of shocked pupils in a suspected drug overdose at a school near Glasgow.The teenager was rushed to hospital by paramedics, prompting police to probe the incident. She was discharged the same day following the suspected “incident of drugs misuse” at Williamwood High in Clarkston.
Chief Inspector Angela Carty, area commander for Giffnock, said: “The impact of taking any substance you do not know the exact content of is extremely dangerous. We are working with our partners in relation to this incident and our enquiries are ongoing.”
It is not known what type of drug the girl is thought to have taken before collapsing at around 11am on Wednesday. East Renfrewshire Council said: “A pupil became unwell at Williamwood High School yesterday morning and was taken to hospital for observation. The pupil was later discharged.”
“We are working with Police Scotland as they investigate the circumstances of this incident. Drugs have no place in our schools and whilst incidents such as this are extremely rare they are however taken very seriously. Our teachers work hard alongside our on-site Campus Cops to ensure that pupils are educated on the dangers associated with substance misuse.”