The head of the Colombian school said that the children had suffered from ‘possible cases of anxiety’ and ‘were referred to the local municipal hospital according to protocols in place.’

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GALERAS, Colombia (LifeSiteNews) — Nearly 30 school kids in majority-Catholic Colombia were taken to the hospital last month for “anxiety.” Some parents reportedly feared the event was caused by the children playing with Ouija boards at school.

The head of the school, however, has sought to tamp down the rumors pending the release of medical reports.

The 28 children, students of the Institución Educativa de Galeras (INEGA) in Galeras, Sucre, Colombia, were hospitalized on February 24, accompanied by school staff and teachers.

INEGA head Hugo Torres said in an official statement posted to Facebook that the children had suffered from “possible cases of anxiety” and “were referred to the local municipal hospital according to protocols in place.”

English-language outlets have reported that the children had been hospitalized after fainting. However, Torres referred only to anxiety, not loss of consciousness, in his comments.

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It’s unclear what the current status of the children is. The school hasn’t published a follow-up statement after its initial February 24 Facebook messages.

In a video message in which he read the official statement, Torres said that the students’ parents had been apprised of the matter at the time.

News reports also indicated the school was holding off on releasing information regarding the children’s condition until medical reports are completed.

According to reports, however, some parents had expressed concern that the children’s condition had been brought about by playing with Ouija boards, an occultic “game” designed to tap into the spiritual world and enable communication with the spirits of deceased persons.

Far from a mere “game,” Ouija boards are considered a form of “divination,” something is explicitly forbidden in Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

As Catholic Answers puts it, “the Ouija board really does work, and the only ‘spirits’ that will be contacted through it are evil ones.”

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