UPDATE: Five students being monitored after emergency services called to Dinnington campus

By Michael Upton | 19/02/2018

UPDATE: Five students being monitored after emergency services called to Dinnington campus
Emergency services at Dinnington college

FIVE students at a Rotherham college campus are being monitored by emergency services after several reported feeling ill.

Emergency services were called to Rotherham College’s Dinnington campus this afternoon, with the campus closed to visitors and a Hazardous Area Response Team sent to investigate.

The college said a small group of learners had felt “simultaneously ill, reporting minor symptoms".

A spokeswoman said: “Four students who were assessed by the emergency services have now been released by them.

“Five are remaining with the emergency services, who are monitoring them as a precaution.

“In the building, classes are continuing, though mobility around the site continues to be restricted as a precautionary measure.

“There is not felt to be any risk to anyone else.”

Emergency services are investigating the cause of the incident, which was restricted to one workshop outside of the main building.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it had sent three fire engines to the campus and crews are working with South Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team to work out what the cause is. 

Pictures and video by Dave Poucher.

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