FOUR teenagers were taken to hospital after a pupil reportedly brought in cannabis cakes to a secondary school in Tilehurst. 

One pupil at Denefield school, Long Lane, is believed to have taken the cakes into the school on Friday, December 13, which were shared with friends. 

Several of these students became ill and then four were reportedly admitted to hospital — because the cakes had cannabis in. 

The pupils have now been discharged from hospital with ‘no lasting damage’, while the student who brought in the cakes has been permanently excluded according to West Berkshire Council.

Edwin Towill, the headteacher, spoke with all the pupils on Monday, December 16, to tell them what happened and to remind them of the dangers of drugs. 

A spokesperson for West Berkshire Council said: “The school is deeply concerned by this isolated and unprecedented incident. The school has acted quickly and decisively. 

“School staff and paramedics ensured the affected students were safe and cared for.”

Other students could also be excluded, and the school has told the police about the incident. 

The spokesperson said: “The school has an extremely robust drugs policy and takes drugs education very seriously. 

“The school’s trustees, the headteacher and the whole school staff are absolutely committed to the safety and welfare of students.”