Children taken to hospital as precaution after exposure to substance on Ottawa school bus
Ottawa Paramedics (stock photo)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:15PM EST
Ottawa paramedics say 15 children have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure after being exposed to an unknown substance on a school bus.
They say there were 40 children on the bus at the time when paramedics were called to the scene around 9:20 a.m.
Paramedic spokesman Marc-Antoine Deschamps says several students, aged 6 to 12, were vomiting, coughing and feeling nauseous.
Deschamps stresses the injuries were minor in nature and all children are now in stable condition.
He says some children reported a smell on the bus.
Deschamps says they may never know what the noxious substance was.