16 Douglas students ill from prescription drug - Tucson News Now

16 Douglas students ill from prescription drug, official says

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sixteen students from Ray Borane Middle School were sent to local hospitals for reportedly feeling ill on Friday.

Douglas Fire Chief Mario Novoa confirms the department received the call around 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Keith Boesen with the Arizona Poison Control and Drug Information Center said 16 students ingested Clonidine, a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure or ADHD.

Superintendent Sheila Rogers stated a student is believed to have brought the drugs and shared them with other students.

"The Douglas School District responded immediately to the situation by seeking appropriate medical care for the students and contacting local law enforcement authorities," she said. "The Douglas School District is concerned about the health and welfare of all of its students.

Our Matt Mendes is at the scene. Follow him on Twitter at @MattMendesTNN for updates.

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