A local middle school student was taken to the hospital Friday after possibly ingesting prescription medication allegedly handed to the child by another student, an email from a school principal confirmed.
It happened at Standley Middle School on Radcliffe Drive in University City, as students were being dismissed from school for the day.
Just after 6 p.m. principal Heidi Lyon sent an email to William H. Standley Middle School parents explaining the incident.
In the note, Lyon explained that just before dismissal time, school faculty learned that a student had allegedly given prescription medication to several other students on campus who, in Lyon's words, "possibly ingested the substance.”
The email did not reveal what type of prescription medication was allegedly distributed to students.
Lyon went on to say that school police were called to investigate the incident. Paramedics were then called, and one student was transported to the hospital.
Details surrounding the student’s condition were not disclosed.
Lyon said the incident caused school dismissal to be delayed for a few minutes Friday afternoon. The principal said this remains under investigation by the school and campus police.
“Because of laws that protect student privacy, I cannot release any additional information about the student who distributed the medication, the incident or the investigation,” Lyon said in her email to parents, obtained by NBC 7. “Please be assured that we are working with the appropriate authorities to maintain the safety and security of our students.”