5 Harvard Elementary students hospitalized after smoking vape pen they found on field trip

The hospitalizations were believed to be caused by something the children smoked, a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said.

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Three people were killed in separate crashes across the Chicago area during a winter storm early Saturday.

Five Harvard Elementary students were hospitalized Wednesday, a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said.

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Five students at Harvard Elementary School in Grand Crossing were hospitalized Wednesday after finding a vape pen on a field trip, officials said

About 1:50 p.m., paramedics responded to the school at 7525 S. Harvard Ave. and took five children about 9 to 10 years old to area hospitals for “drug-related reasons,” according to a spokesperson with the Chicago Fire Department.

The students found the vape pen on a field trip Tuesday and smoked it during gym class, Chicago police said. They were hospitalized after someone found them “laughing uncontrollably,” Chicago police said.

The students were all listed in good condition, authorities said.

Area detectives were investigating.

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