31 students hospitalized from West Side school

31 children complaining of skin irritation were transported to area hospitals Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

An EMS Plan 1, which calls five ambulances to the scene was called at about 11:30 a.m. at Daniel Cameron Elementary School, 1234 N. Monticello, and secured minutes before noon, said Chicago Fire spokesman Richard Rosado.

The 31 children were transported in good-to-fair condition, said Chicago Fire spokesman Quention Curtis. Although it appeared they were suffering from some sort of allergic reaction, officials believe their reaction was psychological, according to Curtis.

A Level 1 Hazmat team was also called to the school for precautionary measures, said Curtis.

15 children were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, five to Norwegian-American hospital and 10 to St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, officials said.