Bermerton WA Injury: 9 Students Hospitalized After Taking Pills; 2 Face Charges
09/23/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Bremerton, WA—A pill-popping scare at Bremerton’s Mountain View Middle School caused nine kids to be hospitalized on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Two students now may be facing drug charges over the incident, as reported by KOMO News.
According to officials, it began Tuesday morning, when one student became sick and started experienced seizure-like symptoms. The student told school authorities that he and a group of other students had ingested prescription drugs.
One drug was identified as Cymbalta, a medication used to treat depression. The other drugs have yet to be identified.
The sickened students were taken to the hospital for treatment. In all, nine students were transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation. Some students even had their stomach pumped. The students all have been treated and released.
Police believe the drugs were brought to school from home.
Two students of the nine are responsible for bring the medication to school. They may face charges of delivering a controlled substance.
A spokesperson for the school district stated that a letter was sent home with students, and phone calls were made to parents.
Investigations are ongoing.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington personal injury lawyers.