3 students accused of trying to sell pills at New Athens High School

6:45 PM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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By Sharon Stevens Education Reporter

New Athens, IL (KSDK) - Three teens are suspended after allegedly trying to run a pill mill out of their school.

Police took the students into custody Wednesday at New Athens High School and say they found 30 prescription pills on the teens.

They won't identify the pills specifically, but authorities do say the intent was to sell the drugs to classmates.

New Athens educators called police to the school shortly after 2:30 p.m., right after another student alerted them about the pills.

The teens are all 16-year-old males. They were taken into police custody but released to their parents Wednesday night. They are juveniles, so police cannot identify them by name.

None of the parents or students NewsChannel 5 saw Thursday wanted to talk, though one student said off-camera that the arrests were the talk of the high school all day Thursday.



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