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Two Roscommon High School Students Sent to the Hospital After Taking Prescription Drugs

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Students and teachers at a northern Michigan high school got quite a scare when two students went to the hospital after police say they took prescription drugs.

It happened Wednesday at Roscommon High School in Gerrish Township.

The school says one student overdosed and appeared to have a seizure during class. A second student was sent to the hospital as a precaution.

Gerrish Township Police say he took prescription painkillers before coming to school. They believe he later gave the same drug to the other student.

The school says they teach students about the dangers of prescription drugs, but after what happened administrators plan to do more.

"We're just hoping to better educate the kids to make good choices. Unfortunately, I had some kids yesterday make some very poor choices," said assistant principal Mitch Koehn.

The students will likely be disciplined and police say they could also face criminal charges.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Jeff Blevins have the latest on the investigation.

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