Pupils at Lowestoft’s Woods Loke Primary sustain minor injuries from chemical inside toy

Suffolk Fire and Rescue. Picture: Archant.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue. Picture: Archant. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Emergency services were called to an incident at Woods Loke Primary School in Lowestoft after pupils sustained minor injuries when liquid leaked from a stress toy.

Eight children, a mix of boys and girls aged 10 and 11, suffered blistering and redness after the toy burst and fluid began irritating their skin. The toy had been brought into school by a pupil.

Staff members followed school procedure and evacuated the relevant classroom.

Headteacher Joel Crawley emphasised that the fire service had been called as a precaution.

'The emergency services were here within five minutes and I'd like to thank them for responding so fast,' he said.


You may also want to watch:


'The fire service swept the building for harmful substances and informed us that it was safe to resume classes.'

Four children were treated by ambulance crews at the school, whilst another four were taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston for treatment.

Most Read

The chemical has since been sent off for testing.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus