Students fall ill at McClintock Middle School for second straight day

By: Tina Terry

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Emergency crews were again called to McClintock Middle School Friday afternoon, just a day after a dozen students fell ill on campus.

CMS officials said symptoms Friday included nausea and vomiting along with dizziness and lightheadedness.

Twenty-three students and an adult were sickened, fire officials said. The students were released to their parents.

A mother leaving the school told Channel 9 anchor Blaine Tolison that her child was sick for a second day in a row. She picked her up to take her to the doctors.

Another mother told Tolison that she saw a teacher at the school sick in addition to several children.

The students who felt ill Friday had just come in from outside, the county medical director said.

He said many of them are the same kids who got sick Thursday. 

Sanquese Smith rushed to pick up her daughter from McClintock Friday for the second day in a row.

“They keep saying the rooms are hot,” she said. “I think it's something else because yesterday she was sick, so I think it’s something else they're not telling us.”

Paramedics responded Thursday afternoon to the middle school after 12 students reported feeling dizzy and lightheaded, school officials said.

[12 students treated, 2 taken to hospital after falling ill at McClintock MS]

Channel 9 was at the school Thursday and witnessed one student drop to the ground as he was led to an ambulance, while another student was taken on a stretcher.

A message was sent to parents after Thursday's incident that said the illness appeared to be heat-related, but school officials couldn't be sure.

Health inspection records for the school and found nothing abnormal that would lead to the illnesses.

CMS officials have not said if they will hold school there on Monday. 

(Watch Blaine Tolison's Facebook live from the scene)

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