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Ten Antigo students suspended in drug investigation


Ten high school students in Antigo have been suspended after a drug investigation.

Police say two Antigo High School students brought prescription medicine to school and were trying to sell those pills to other students.

"Basically, a couple of kids had been selling some attention deficit medication that they should have been taking. It was their own medicine," said Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller.

Police say ten students have been suspended from school—many of them sophomores.

"Unfortunately, it's a common thing we see that with the students," said Roller. "We also see that with adults in the community, the pills and the prescriptions, it's a big concern that we have."

The investigation began after a student tipped off a school officer.

"Sounds like the passing of the pills just started most recently and I think we stopped it before it got too far into it," said Roller.

The Unified School District of Antigo had no comment Monday. But in a statement last week, district officials said they're focused on providing a good learning environment for students.

"It's not the first time we've seen it in the schools and it's not going to be the last," said Roller. "We try to at least be as aware of it as possible, and the school district does a great job of being aware of what is going in within the school and helping us out."

This follows another drug investigation in Antigo involving school officials including a former elementary principal and high school football coach. But police say they don't believe the two cases are connected.

Antigo Police say the suspended high school students could face charges in the juvenile court system.

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