Schoolboy after snus consumption in Horn in the hospital

Police and fire brigade were on duty at a school in Hamburg Horn that morning. The reason was the drug use of several students. A substance that is hardly known in Germany is suspected.

Large-scale operation at a Hamburg school on Wednesday: In the Horn district school in the district of the same name, three students had complained of dizziness that morning. Previously, they are said to have consumed a “drug suspect substance”, as a police spokesman told t-online.

As a result, several ambulances and police officers went on a larger mission. On site, one student is said to have only been accessible to a limited extent, and two others complained of dizziness.

Snus bags are in a can (archive picture): The marketing of chewing tobacco is prohibited in Germany. (Source: agefotostock / imago images)

Several media reports that the substance is said to be snus, a type of chewing tobacco. The police could not confirm this at first. A 16-year-old had to be taken to a children’s clinic by an ambulance, the other two were handed over to their legal guardians. Police questioned teachers and students at the Horn district school.

Snus is a type of chewing tobacco with a high amount of nicotine, the consumption of which is particularly widespread in Norway and Sweden. Selling is prohibited in Germany. Snus is placed in sachets behind the upper or lower lip, where it can then develop a pleasant effect for up to 30 minutes. If the drug is used incorrectly, the snus juice can also spread in the mouth. Swallowing this juice can make you feel sick.

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