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Authorities investigate Antigo HS students' involvement with prescription drugs


ANTIGO (WAOW) -- Authorities are looking into a new drug investigation in Antigo -- this one involving high school students and prescriptions.

Antigo police said they've interviewed several students -- Thursday and Friday -- in connection with these prescription drug allegations.

Police said a student brought prescription drugs to the high school and was trying to sell the pills to other students. Authorities have not confirmed what that drug was or how much was at the school -- but say those pills have been taken in as evidence.

Antigo school officials said the administration is working on the investigation with police. In a statement from the district, "the students believed to be involved are being disciplined while school and law enforcement officials continue to investigate the incident. Based on the outcome of the investigation, referrals to juvenile law enforcement officials will be made as appropriate."

Authorities said they're still not sure exactly how many students were involved. Authorities said they've talked to about ten students so far -- trying to get a better picture of what exactly was going on.

This investigation comes on the heels of another drug-related case -- involving several Antigo school officials. Former elementary school principal and high school football coach John Lund will stand trial on eight felony drug charges. He resigned earlier this month. Four other district employees have also been named in the ongoing investigation. But authorities said they have no reason to believe that the investigation involving educators and the prescription drug investigation are connected.

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