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Musselburgh Grammar School pupils ill after taking pills

Musselburgh Grammar School
Image caption A group of five girls took the tablets at Musselburgh Grammar School

Two girls have been treated in hospital after taking prescription drugs at an East Lothian school.

They were part of a group of five girls who took the tablets at Musselburgh Grammar School on Wednesday.

Both girls were taken to the Royal Hospital For Sick Children in Edinburgh and later released.

The other three did not require treatment. All five girls are now recovering at home.

The pupils were all aged between 11 and 13. Lothian and Borders Police are investigating the incident.

A police spokesman said: "Lothian and Borders Police is investigating after a number of female pupils at Musselburgh Grammar School complained of feeling unwell on Wednesday.

"It is understood a number were taken to hospital as a precaution after taking some form of tablet.

"However they are all now at home recovering.

"Lothian and Borders Police will be working with its partner agencies on Thursday to determine if there was any criminality involved in which case a report would be submitted to the Children's Reporter in due course."

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