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Police investigate Carterton school incident

"Police investigate Carterton school incident"

Please attribute to Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Scott Miller:

Police continue to make enquiries to determine how a number of students at a Carterton school became unwell yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the school on High Street about 2.30pm with reports of an unpleasant smell and a number of ill children.

Officers today searched the school grounds but were not able to identify the source.

The school has been cleared and is open to the public.

Police today also continued going door-to-door making enquiries and checking on residents’ welfare.

Witnesses have described seeing a grey and white or red and white plane, possible a Cessna, flying near the school between 1.30 and 2.30pm yesterday.

While there is no evidence to indicate the plane is the source of the smell, we would like to speak to the pilot.

The CAA is also trying to locate the aircraft.

Anyone living close to the school with any further information is urged to get in touch with Masterton Police on (06) 370 0300.

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