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Four teens hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at Laird Elementary School in Tempe

Tempe Police
Posted at 1:40 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 16:51:18-04

TEMPE, AZ — Four teenagers were taken to the hospital on Wednesday after ingesting prescription pills at school, a spokesperson for the Tempe Police Department said.

Tempe police say they responded to Laird Elementary School near McClintock Drive and McKellips Road around 9 a.m. for reports of several students under the influence of an unknown substance.

After talking to students and staff, police learned the students had taken an unknown amount of prescription anti-anxiety medication.

The teens -- three 14-year-old boys and a 13-year-old boy -- were taken to the hospital for evaluation, said Tempe Fire.

Police are investigating how and where the students got the medication.