Dinnington college campus reopens after health scare

By Michael Upton | 19/02/2018

Dinnington college campus reopens after health scare

ROTHERHAM College’s Dinnington campus has been reopened to visitors after a health scare.

Emergency services, including a hazardous area response team, were called to the site this lunchtime, the college said, after a small group of student had felt “simultaneously ill, reporting minor symptoms”.

Ambulance workers, fire and police officers were also sent to the scene.

But a spokeswoman said at about 3.30pm that the all-clear had been given.

She added: “Soon after 1pm, information was received from a small number of students who claimed to be experiencing an irritation type rash.

“Their teacher immediately informed one of our first aiders, who assessed the situation and called for an ambulance.

“As a precaution, the ambulance service added other emergency services to the call, who arrived at the college to further determine the situation.

“The students presented themselves to the ambulance team who proceeded with further assessment.

“The fire team assessed one workshop for contamination and reported there was nothing of concern.

“The area has now been released back to the college and the ambulance team are finishing their final assessments. Students involved have been released.

“The college campus is now fully open and operational.”

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