Possible anxiety drug use at local school investigated
Authorities are investigating after students at a Loudoun County school shared drinks possibly laced with a drug used to treat anxiety last week.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said they’re investigating a report that some students at River Bend Middle School shared drinks containing Alprazolam on Friday.
Alprazolam is a generic drug also known as Xanax.
Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman Wayde Byard says a nurse at the school checked the students. The intoxicated children were sent home.
Authorities are trying to determine if this incident is connected to two students at Potomac Falls High School who were found with a possible mixture of Alprazolam last Friday.