Seven Illinois students hospitalized after being hit with unknown liquid
Chicago, IL, United States (4E) – Seven elementary school students from Chicago, Illinois were transported to the hospital after another student threw an unidentified liquid to them in the school cafeteria Wednesday morning.
According to Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford, the attack occurred around 9:15 a.m. at the Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center at S. State Street and at least five ambulances responded immediately.
“Seven students were transported to nearby hospitals as a precautionary measure after being sprayed with an unidentified liquid by a fellow student this morning. That student has been removed from the premises,” said Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus in a statement.
The parents of the affected students were informed and all school parents received notifications through letters and phone calls, Sainvilus added.
School officials are coordinating with police in investigating the incident and working to determine the appropriate disciplinary actions.
The school statement also thanked the principal and the Beasley elementary school staff for taking quick and appropriate action in containing the incident and to get the school operating back to normal.