Parents and law enforcement officials are speaking out on teens using prescription drugs to get high.
The concern comes after at least three students in the capital city had “adverse reactions” to prescription pills they took during the school day at the Simonsen 9th Grade Center. Two students admitted to taking the prescription pills while being treated at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing as to what medication the students took but we do know that the students were treated and released and are doing okay. But parents said the use of prescription drugs among our youth is a problem. They are found in almost every home and are as easy to get as opening up the kitchen medicine cabinet but prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as any street drug.