Durgee students brought to hospital

Four ambulances were dispatched to Durgee Junior High School yesterday after five students were believed to have taken prescription pills.

The five were transported to University Hospital. The students obtained the prescription medication from a friend, said Police Chief Michael Lefanchek, adding the youth had taken it from home without parental consent. The type of medicine taken is unknown.

According to officials, each student, including the one who brought it to school, took one pill. School resource officer C.M. Weeks was notified in the early afternoon that a student had taken some sort of drug. The officer and school staff found and took the student to the school nurse's office.

According to a ninth grade student at the school, release from eighth-period was delayed as ambulances arrived.

No charges have been filed as of yet.

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