If you’ve ever seen the movie Thirteen, based on Twilight star Nikki Reed’s real life diary when she was 13, you know how dangerous being a teen now-a-days can be. But, if you haven’t, this latest report should help you understand a little more clearly.
A report by WTSP says Philadelphia police have charged a 13-year-old girl for distributing prescription drugs to classmates. She’s really either cleverly evil or naively dumb, because the pills were the sleeping aid Ambien, and it didn’t take long for several students to report feeling ill, according to authorities.
Police say just after 9 a.m., seven seventh grade students from the H. A. Brown Elementary School in Kensington were transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children after feeling sick, initially making school administrators believe it was an environmental issue.
Eyewitnesses say the children looked woozy and had to be assisted outside of the school.
HAZMAT crews, fire officials and medics responded to the scene, but police were able to determine that the kids all ingested Ambien and possibly even other prescription medicine that was allegedly brought in by another unidentified student.
Yup, kids popping pills, likely from their parents’ medicine cabinet first thing in the morning.
Two of the students have been admitted and will stay overnight.
“My daughter is in their sick. Her heart rate keeps going up and down. She passed out,” said Marisol Cruz, the mother of one of the students admitted to the hospital.
No word on the condition of the rest of the students or any disciplinary action for the students who distributed the drugs.