6 kids at Phoenix school taken to hospital after ingesting unknown substance

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Three students at Vista Peak School became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. (Source: 3TV) Three students at Vista Peak School became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. (Source: 3TV)
Three students at Vista Peak School became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. (Source: 3TV) Three students at Vista Peak School became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. (Source: 3TV)
Three students at Vista Peak School became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. (Source: 3TV) Three students at Vista Peak School became ill after ingesting an unknown substance. (Source: 3TV)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Six students at a north Phoenix school were transported to a local hospital on Friday after ingesting an unknown substance, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Fire crews responded to Vista Peak School near 15th Avenue and Loop 101 at around 11 a.m. and treated the adolescents.

Mark Vanacore with the Phoenix Fire Department said all of the patients were stable and talking when they were transported to a hospital for further evaluation.

Vanacore said the students ingested a foreign substance that will require further testing from the hospital to confirm its identity.

Their ages have not been released.

School administrators will conduct an investigation.

Police also responded to the scene, but Vanacore said they are not investigating at this time because the substance has not been identified.

The following message was sent to parents:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

There is some information that I feel is important to share with you.

At approximately 11 a.m. Vista Peak School administration became aware that six students ingested an unknown substance. As a precautionary measure and to ensure all of our students' safety, 911 was called and first responders arrived on campus. Students were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. At this time, all students are stable and awake. Safety is a top priority for Vista Peak School and the Deer Valley Unified School District. We will be conducting an investigation and our focus remains on the learning and safety of our students.

Thank you,

Brian Fineberg, Principal

Vista Peak School