Deerfield Twp. OH Injury News: Students Sickened After Taking Prescription Drugs

09/02/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Deerfield Township, OH—Police and school officials are investigating a Thursday morning, September 2, 2010 incident that led to the hospitalization of four students. A WLWT report stated the Kings High School students became sickened after a student supplied them with prescription drugs intended for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Kings High School issued a statement in which they contended a male sophomore student brought his prescription ADHD medicine to school and gave some pills to male senior before getting off the bus.

That senior then allegedly distributed several ADHD pills to four other students, one of whom went on to discard the ones he was given. School administrators eventually found the prescription drugs he threw away.

Administrators also explained it is against school rules to possess, distribute, or consume drugs on the premises, noting, “The consequence for violating this rule is 10 days out of school suspension with a recommendation for expulsion.”

Deerfield Township fire rescue personnel reportedly transported four students, a female and three males, to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus. Firefighters alleged they were listed in stable condition and are expected to be okay.

According to Kings High School senior Jessica Waller, “They rolled…a gurney in during study hall and I was like, ‘Oh my God, what’s happened?’”

Upon realizing what had occurred, Waller contended, “We’re supposed to be seniors, supposed to be role models for our school, supposed to be helping people and this isn’t helping people out. It’s setting the wrong example.”

Police also reportedly detained one student after the incident, while school officials believe two others may face charges as well.

Investigations continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan– Legal News for Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers.

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