Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:46 AM
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 10:35 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- For the second time in as many weeks, a group of Corpus Christi middle school students were suspended after using a "prohibited substance."
School officials said ten students were suspended for one to two days after coming to school under the influence Thursday morning. Administrators would not specify the substance.
More than 20 students went home sick -- some of them hospitalized -- after ingesting pills at Hamlin Middle School last week.
Jacob Hammond, a counselor at the Palmer Drug Abuse Program, said marijuana and prescription medications are the most common substances abused by middle school-aged children. He said both are readily available and inexpensive.
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