7 students sickened after taking pills at school

Posted at 2:42 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 22:35:49-05

Six kids were taken to the hospital after taking pills at a Goodyear school, police say.

Authorities believe two seventh grade boys brought the pills to Centerra Mirage STEM Academy and then handed them out to classmates.

One of the students who took the pills was found in the cafeteria, unresponsive around 1:30 p.m.

Soon after, six more students complained of stomach aches and were lethargic.

The children, ranging in ages from 12-15 years old, were taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital. As of 8 p.m, Tuesday night, all but one student had been released.

Goodyear police say they don't know what kind of pills the kids took.

"It's scary, it's drugs. I don't know, even if it's regular pills, I don't know why they did it," said parent Daisy Botello.

The school says they have a zero tolerance policy for drugs, and whoever supplied the pills could be expelled.