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Drug-laced grape juice sends 5 West Philadelphia schoolchildren to the hospital

Five West Philadelphia college students at Crossroads Accelerated Academy went to the hospital Wednesday after ingesting grape juice that had medication in it.

The concoction was introduced in by two college students, who then shared it with 10 different college students. Crossroads Accelerated Academy serves overage seventh- and eighth-graders.

The children had been ages 12 to 16, in accordance with WTXF-TV, a Philadelphia Fox affiliate.

The drug was recognized by faculty officers as wonk, an opioid.

The drugged pupils quickly started struggling complications and vomiting. The academy was quickly placed on lockdown round 12:15 p.m. as regulation enforcement investigated the scene.

School district officers have requested dad and mom to look their kids’s rooms and belongings to try to root out medication. Wednesday’s incident was the primary time the district has had scholar hospitalizations because of contraband medication being shared.

While updates on the kids’s well being weren’t supplied because of their age, they’re anticipated to get well.

The Philadelphia Police Department is continuous to research the incident.

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