Eighth-Grader Facing Expulsion After Bringing Mom’s Prescription Meds to School

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An eighth grader at Gage Middle School in Riverside was facing possible expulsion Monday after allegedly bringing her mother’s prescription medications to class.


A student was facing expulsion after allegedly bringing mother’s prescription medications to school on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The student reportedly brought painkillers and muscle relaxers to school on Friday and shared them with a friend.

When the friend became jittery and lightheaded, both were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

It was not clear how the girl gained access to the pills.

“Luckily both (students in this incident) appear to be physically unharmed. Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken, but our chief concern is the safety of our students,” according to a statement by the Riverside School District.

Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, April 28, 2014.