2 students taken to the hospital for heat-related illness in SE Charlotte

Two students were transported to the hospital Thursday after an illness attributed to heat was reported at a southeast Charlotte middle school, according to CMS. 

Charlotte Fire and Medic responded to McClintock Middle School and treated a dozen students after they reported symptoms of feeling dizzy and lightheaded. One student even fainted. 

CMS said they're working to determine the exact cause of the illness. 

At this time, it appears to be heat related due to warmer temperatures, they said. CMS facilities crews said they will continue to check the school building Thursday evening. 

For parents like Ginny Mehltretter, she said the entire incident is puzzling, "I have no idea, it's just baffling."

"Our dismissal proceeded as normal this afternoon and afterschool activities will take place as scheduled, including the Annie production," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said in a written statement, released on Thursday.