5 kids recovering after student gives them drugs

Posted at 9:48 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 23:28:42-05

Five Racine Middle School students are recovering after police say another student gave them prescription drugs at school. Two boys and three girls took the drugs earlier Thursday at Starbuck Middle School. Racine Police say the students were taken to the hospital.

Amy Dittlof has two children in the Racine Unified School District, one about to start middle school. She says that is not something she would expect.

"I just think it's very sad to have at such a young age," Dittlof says.

Police say the student brought in the prescription medication from home. Paula O'Brien-Slaasted is a grandparent in the district. She says when her own daughter was that age she could not even send her to school with Tylenol.

"I remember when my kids were in middle school even to take an Asprin or even to take allergy medicine or anything they had to go to the office and have it administered with a nurse. And they did locker checks and things like that," O'Brien-Slaasted says.

Kurt Christensen says he has put 7 kids through the Racine school district. He says the blame does not belong on the school.

"It really all starts at the parent level. That where it starts and that's where it has to end," says Christensen.

The Racine School District says the students who took the medication are okay. Police say the student who gave them the medication was a 14 year old boy. The district says appropriate action will be taken after their investigation into the situation is done.