SEVERAL pupils from Buckton Vale Primary were taken to Tameside Hospital’s A&E department after taking drugs prescribed to one of the children at the Carrbrook school.
But after being checked out by doctors, they were all discharged.
Headteacher Deborah Brown said: “A child in our reception class unknowingly brought in medication from home that is prescribed for children who have been diagnosed with ADHD.
“Several children were identified as having taken one or more of these tablets and advice was immediately sought from Public Health England and the local authority.
“Parents of these children were subsequently asked to collect their child and take them to A&E as a precautionary measure. After observations at hospital, the children were discharged.
“We have written to all parents and carers to explain the circumstances and make parents of our reception class aware in case of any concerns.”