24 students sick at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Several students got sick at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem Wednesday afternoon.

Forsyth EMS said they were dispatched to Petree Elementary at 12:39 p.m. in a response to a report of a number of children sick and throwing up.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spokesperson Brent Campbell said 24 students and at least one adult are sick.

Winston-Salem police and Forsyth EMS responded to the scene.

Public health and emergency officials thought it was best to evacuate the school in case the cause was environmental.

A hazmat team checked the school. There is still no word on the cause of the illness.

Kids who did not get sick were taken to Atkins High School to be picked up by their parents.

The school will be open on Thursday.

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