Deputies Investigate Xanax Abuse by Loudoun Middle School Students

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that several students were sharing drinks in a River Bend Middle School classroom Friday morning. The drinks reportedly contained Alprazolam, better known as Xanax.

School resource officers are working to determine the extent the students’ knowledge of what was in the drinks and where the suspected Xanax was obtained, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell.

Seven students were seen by a school nurse. None were sent to a hospital, but all were sent home with a parent.

The case remains under investigation along with another case in which two students at Potomac Falls High School also were found in possession of a suspected Alprazolam mixture on Friday. That case is pending lab results.



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