Norman Students Treated for Apparent Drug Overdose

Apr 1, 2013

Four Norman High School students have been taken to a Norman hospital after apparently taking prescription drugs at the school.

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District spokeswoman Shelly Hickman says the students appeared under the influence of drugs late Monday morning. She said they did not appear to be in a life-threatening condition and were taken to Norman Regional Hospital as a precaution.

Hickman says it appears some students brought prescription medications — including the anti-anxiety drug Xanax — to school and passed the pills around to friends. She says it appears more than one student was involved in bringing the drugs onto campus but that she could not be more specific and did not have the students' ages or class.

The school has about 1,800 students in grades 9 through 12.