24 teens rushed to hospital after inhaling unknown chemical at Qld school

UPDATE 1:30 PM | More than 20 teenagers have been assessed by paramedics following an incident at a school on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland.

A fleet of emergency vehicles descended on Millmerran State School on Simmons Street around 10am following reports that a group of teenagers had inhaled an unknown chemical.

Senior Operation Supervisor Glen Barron said the students inhaled “off gases” during a science experiment.


Paramedics assessed 24 teenagers at the scene before taking them across the road the local Millmerran Health centre.

From there, a handful of the patients were transported through to Toowoomba hospital for further treatment.

It’s understood the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service helped paramedics transport the patients.

Fortunately, all 24 teenagers are in a stable condition.

Firefighters wearing breathing masks entered the school to test the air but were unable to detect any chemicals.

Crews used large industrial fans to ventilate the science labs.