Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances of the “medical incident”.
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána revealed that officers are investigating all the circumstances of a “medical incident” that occurred on Wednesday morning (8 November) at a school in Fermoy.
At around 10am, Gardaí say they received a report that four boys had fallen ill.
The youths were subsequently “assessed by ambulance crews at the scene and no further immediate medical treatment was warranted”.
“As a result of Garda enquiries related to this incident, a number of searches were conducted at a commercial premises and residences in the Fermoy area on Thursday, 9 November where items of potentially evidential value were seized,” the spokesperson added.
“Some of the items seized will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) for further analysis.”
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RTÉ News has since reported that the items seized were vapes and e-cigarettes and that Gardaí have launched an investigation to find the cause of the teens’ illness.
“Gardaí are appealing for any person with information that can assist with their investigation to contact Fermoy Garda station on 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station,” the Garda spokesperson also said.
Earlier in the week, meanwhile, the Dáil passed legislation banning the sale of vaping products to those under 18.
After the bill was passed, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said: “It’ll go into the Seanad shortly. I’m hoping the President will then sign it and I hope to have it in law before Christmas.”
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