One Starbuck Middle School student was taken into custody Thursday afternoon for allegedly distributing prescription medication to fellow students at school.
The Racine TMZ Facebook page broke the news at around 2 p.m. that Racine police officers were called to the school for “two students that took unknown pills.”
FOX 6 News is reporting that at least five students took the medicine – which has not been identified – and they were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.
Racine Unified spokesperson Stacy Tapp said the district is investigating the incident, and Starbuck families and staff were informed.
“It is our understanding that some students may have ingested some type of medication that was brought from a student’s home. All of the students are okay. We are currently investigating and will take appropriate action,” she said in an email to Racine County Eye. “We have contacted all school families and staff this evening with this information.”
No other details are available at this time. Racine County Eye will update this story when more information becomes available.