Emergency services were rushed to a school in Essex this afternoon after a pupil collapsed.
Essex Police, paramedics and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended a “medical emergency” at Shoeburyness High School.
East of England Ambulance Services were called to the Academy-run school around 1pm.
They dispatched two ambulances, three ambulance officers and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance to the scene.
Paramedics said the person was taken to a hospital for further care.
Last night the school said it would not provide any further details about the incident other than that it was a “medical emergency”.
Principal Clare Costello emailed parents to confirm the disturbing event had taken place.
She said: “At noon today there was a medical emergency involving a child.
“There were no other people involved.
“The ambulance and air ambulance assisted the child and were assisted by the police who then stayed on site as part of their protocol
and to support staff and students.
“Out of respect for the family, we will not comment further at this time.
“The school will open tomorrow and there will be specialist support as the children will be the first to be spoken to about the situation by their tutors.”
The school is run by the Southend East Community Academy Trust (SECAT).
A spokesman also confirmed the details, saying: “There was an issue at the school, it was a medical issue involving a student.
“No one else was involved and the ambulance and air ambulance were present along with Essex Police and as protocol dictates the police remained on the scene.
“I can’t give details of the result as I don’t know at this point.”
The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed his attendance.
“We were called at 1.16pm with reports of a child having a medical emergency in Caulfield Road, Shoeburyness.
“We sent two ambulances, three ambulance officers and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. The person was taken to Southend University Hospital for further treatment.”
Essex Police said they were treating the event as a medical episode.
“We are currently on site with colleagues from the ambulance service at a school in #Shoeburyness, assisting paramedics with a medical emergency.
We were called just before 1.20pm today by fellow ambulance workers with concerns for the well being of a young person.
“We are treating this as a medical episode. Thank you for your concerns.”
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