EXCLUSIVE: 14-year-old girl ‘off her face’ after taking drink and drugs at school

Jamie-Leigh Whincup ' pictured with dad Stuart ' was rushed to hospital after drinking vodka and taking drugs at school.
Jamie-Leigh Whincup ' pictured with dad Stuart ' was rushed to hospital after drinking vodka and taking drugs at school.

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was rushed to hospital after drinking vodka and taking drugs at school.

An ambulance was called to University Academy Holbeach at lunchtime on Monday after Jamie-Leigh Whincup became ill.

The teenager admitted she had been drinking vodka, which she claims a friend had brought into school in a Volvic water bottle.

According to her father, further tests at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, showed she also had party drug Ecstasy in her system.

Stuart Whincup, of Cranesgate North, Whaplode St Catherine, said: “We received a call from the school to say Jamie-Leigh was in the medical room off her face on drink and drugs.

“She was taken to hospital and she was hallucinating, babbling, her eyes were rolling, she was shaking and being sick everywhere.

“She was in a really bad way and had to stay in hospital until about 10.30pm.

“She’s OK now, but there’s no way we’re sending her back to school after this because we don’t feel she’s safe there any more.

“She was given this spiked drink by another student.”

University Academy headteacher Steve Baragwanath said Jamie-Leigh is currently serving a five-day fixed term exclusion while he carries out a full investigation.

He said: “The school has a zero tolerance policy on drink and drugs and I will be speaking to the pupils involved to get to the bottom of what happened and will then deal with it appropriately.

“This girl consumed alcohol at lunchtime. She claimed someone had given her a tablet, but the evidence was inconclusive on drugs.”

Police confirmed they were called to the school on Monday afternoon and said the incident remains open while they speak with the school and a 14-year-old to establish the circumstances.

A spokesman said: “If it comes to light that any criminal offences have taken place, the police will progress accordingly.

“Otherwise the incident will be a matter for the school and parents to deal with.”

Web editor’s note: This report has been amended since its first publication this morning to include the line: “She was given this spiked drink by another student.”
This explains why some of the early comments dispute any ‘spike’ claim.

We are sorry for causing the confusion by the omission of that line.