Teen charged after 8 middle school students ingest her pills, police say

Girls took diabetic medication, glipizide


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A 13-year-old girl has been charged with possession of drugs after she gave eight middle school girls some of her diabetes medication, police said.

Meanwhile, six of the eighth-grade students from Coral Springs remain hospitalized after swallowing glipizide, a drug used to treat people with type 2 diabetes.

Coral Springs police and fire rescue responded to Sawgrass Springs Middle School Wednesday afternoon after someone called 911 saying eight students had taken some sort of pills.

"I was in the bathroom and they were like, 'Do you want to try this?'" said one student. "I said, 'No! I don't know what that is.'"

The student said the girls took the pills during their lunch hour, and began acting strangely afterward -- swaying back and forth.

Concerned parents told Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden that they're using this scare to talk to their kids about drugs.

"You can't talk too many times to your kids about the dangers of drugs," said concerned parent, Holly Katz.

"I think it weird. Why did she bring so many pills? I'm a diabetic too and I don't take those many pills with me," said another parent, Reuben Francis.

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