The Beaufort West community has been shocked after eight learners from Murraysburg High School arrived at school intoxicated after allegedly consuming some sweets.
The sweets that were consumed by the eight learners are said to have been brought by one of the learners .
The eight girls were rushed to the hospital and four of them got discharged on Thursday night.
The matter is under investigation by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).
WCED is awaiting the report which will state what was consumed by the learners.
“We await feedback before we know how to proceed,” Western Cape Education Department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond told the Cape Argus.
Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said police had opened an inquiry into the circumstances that led to eight female learners from a school in Murraysburg being hospitalised after allegedly consuming “sweets” brought by another learner.