Multiple Students Evaluated After Taking Medication
Greenwood, WI (OnFocus) A Greenwood middle school student is facing disciplinary action after bringing prescription medication to school Wednesday and offering it to fellow 7th graders before school.
The incident was reported quickly by students and the male student was detained in the office. The medication was a muscle relaxant, not a controlled substance, according to a letter sent to parents on Thursday.
It was determined that the individual who brought the medication and another male student had taken one pill. The school later became aware that a female student had taken an undetermined number of pills. The students were evaluated by emergency medical services.
The Greenwood police chief, school counselor, and District Administrator Todd Felhofer met with the 7th grade during 6th period and learned that another female student had taken a partial pill, the letter stated.
The parents of students who ingested medication were contacted regarding the incident. The 7th grade student who brought the medication has been referred to law enforcement and social services, and was also suspended.
Due to confidentiality, the conditions of the students who took medication could not be released, but all students are safe, said Felhofer.
Middle school students will attend a follow-up presentation about prescription medication abuse and peer pressure.
Update 1/31: The Greenwood Police Chief confirmed that one student was transported by ambulance as a “precautionary measure.” Due to the age of the individuals involved, more information cannot be released. The case remains under review.