Intensive care unit: schoolchildren smoking herbal mixture in a school toilet

Intensive care unit: schoolchildren smoking herbal mixture in a school toilet

Herbal mixture smoked in a school toilet: adolescents had to go to the hospital
In Schweinfurt, Bavaria, two 16-year-old students smoked a mixture of herbs in the school toilet. Afterwards, they became so sick that they ended up in the intensive care unit. Health experts and authorities repeatedly warn of the dangers of legal drugs, so-called legal highs.

Pupil in poor health
The Bavarian Spider Murphy Gang sang about "two cigarettes on da Schuitoilettn" decades ago. It still seems to be popular for some students to smoke in the quiet place. But not always conventional cigarettes. As can be seen from a police press release, two 16-year-old students smoked a mixture of herbs in a school toilet in Schweinfurt. The two teenagers had to be taken to a hospital in poor health and treated in the intensive care unit.

Included in the school toilet
According to the information, the two students had locked themselves in a toilet. They are said to have vomited in it and did not open the door. The school officials then made an emergency call. After the toilet cubicle was opened by the officers, the two 16-year-olds, who were in visibly poor condition, were first treated by an emergency doctor and then taken to a clinic. An acute danger to life could be ruled out, but the two adolescents had to be treated further in the intensive care unit.

Legal drugs from the internet shop
As the police reported, it turned out that both had smoked a mixture of herbs. Remains of the substance were secured by the officials. According to the current investigation, the "legal highs" were ordered in an online shop. Experts repeatedly point out the dangerous side effects of legal drugs. Depending on their composition, they can cause symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, sweating, rapid heartbeat or hallucinations. Some also run the risk of developing a fainting fit or fainting. In Schweinfurt, the police only recently had to take action on herb mixtures. A major search campaign was launched in January, fearing that several men could wander around disoriented after using drugs. (ad)

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