8Th grader brings grandpa's prescription drugs to schoolPosted: Updated:
FOUNTAIN HILLS -- The following is a press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office:
Earlier this afternoon [Wednesday] at about 1:30 PM the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office responded to the Fountain Hills Middle School for a call of prescription medication brought to school by a student.
When deputies arrived at the school, it was determined that a male eighth grade student had taken a hand full of his grandfather's prescription medication to school. This student gave another female student one oxycotin pill, which she took, and she was then transported via ambulance to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
Initially, all three grades were locked down until the determination was made that these pills were only amongst the eighth grade students. At that point, the sixth and seventh graders were released from school at the correct time and sent home on their assigned buses.
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies identified the student and he is currently in custody being interviewed. The student transported for precautionary reasons is believed to be the only student to have taken any of the medication.