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Teens suspended over drugs

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Several students from Garrard County High School have been suspended following a drug investigation.

Officials say a student brought prescription medication to Garrard County High School, passed it out and sold it to classmates.

School officials say less than 10 students total have been suspended so far for receiving and buying prescription anti-depressants. They say most of those involved were from the Freshman class.

The student accused of providing the anti-depressants, 15-year-old Tori Rigsby, spoke to 27 NEWSFIRST. She says it was a mistake.

"I talked to the parents and said I was truly sorry, and I am," says Rigsby. "If I knew this was going to happen I wouldn't have done it."

Rigsby's mother, Martha Rigsby, says kids will be kids.

"It didn't bother me," says Martha Rigsby. "I know kids are going to make mistakes. Now if it was something else like a gun, then I'd panic, but drugs you're going to find that anywhere."

And she insists her daughter has learned her lesson.

The Garrard County School Board will now have to decide what other consequences Rigsby will face, which includes possible expulsion and criminal charges.

No illnesses have been reported in connection to the situation.


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