Fulwood Academy reopens after ‘pepper spray’ incident

Posted on - 30th October, 2019 - 8:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston City Centre, Schools
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Fulwood Academy will be open tomorrow (Thursday) after several pupils and members of staff were treated by paramedics.


Emergency services were called to the school in Black Bull Lane at around 2.30pm after a pupil sprayed an ‘irritant’ in class.

It is not known what the substance was but it was thought to be pepper spray or similar.

Read more: Pupils and staff treated by paramedics after irritant sprayed over them in class

Philip Grant, Principal of Fulwood Academy said: “We have had an incident in a class this afternoon which involved an irritant substance.

“The emergency services were immediately called as a precaution and is routine procedure.

“All the children directly involved in the incident have been checked over by the paramedics and later discharged into parental care.

“Thank you to those parents who have offered their help and support. The incident has now been closed and the school is open as usual tomorrow.”

Read more: New report finds safeguarding improving at Fulwood Academy

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