Police have confirmed that the Dunfermline High School pupils rushed to hospital HAD swallowed tablets.
Four kids were taken to hospital after falling unwell today.
Eyewitnesses reported around five police cars and 12 ambulances at the school.
Fife Council say a ‘small number’ of pupils became unwell and received medical care before some were taken to hospital.
Reports that kids had taken valium tablets have not been confirmed, but police have confirmed that tablets were consumed.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said this evening: “Police in Fife were called to a high school in Dunfermline at around 1.30pm on Friday 18 January following a report of concern for the health of a number of pupils who had consumed a tablet.
“The Scottish Ambulance Service attended and provided treatment to those affected.
“Inquiries are ongoing and officers are currently following a positive line of enquiry in connection with this.”
At least 20 S2 and S3 pupils are initially thought to have been involved, but many of those did not require treatment in the end.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said paramedics were called at 1.23pm.
“We dispatched five ambulance crews, a special operations unit and a rapid response vehicle – we treated six patients at the scene and transported four to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy,” the spokesman added.
Head of Education and Children’s Services Phil Black said earlier: “A small number of pupils became unwell towards the end of lunchtime. All have received medical treatment and some have gone to hospital.
“Parents have been informed and all necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of all pupils.”