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St. Paul students could face charges in ADHD drug conveyance

Scott Seitz2 • May 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Norwalk police have completed the investigation involving the alleged conveyance of prescription medication from one student to another Tuesday at St. Paul High School.

Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton handled the case and provided details Friday.

"We were called to the school by Mr. (John) Livengood, athletic director and dean of students, where a student was brought in and interviewed by the school and admitted involvement in this," Fulton said.

Fulton said what allegedly happened was a 17-year-old junior boy intended to sell one of his attention deficit hyperactive disorder pills to an 18-year-old senior boy.

Fulton said there were a total of two pills involved.

"One of the pills was recovered while the other was taken by the senior student," he said.

The senior who took the medicine was released to his mother and taken to the hospital for possible tests, Fulton said.

"No money ever exchanged hands," Fulton said.

"This happened in the hallway in the morning and was observed by someone who took the correct action," he added.

Fulton said both boys received 10-day, out-of-school suspensions.

He added the case has been turned over to the prosecutor's office/juvenile court for the consideration of charges.

Fulton would not release the names of the uncharged students.

Fulton also wanted to dismiss some rumors about the incident.

"This has nothing to do with K2 (synthetic marijuana) or anything like that," he said. "This investigation is complete. No other kids were involved.

"The administration there (St. Paul) is extremely proactive with this type of thing," Fulton said. "Mr. (Wayne) Babcanec (school president), Mr. Livengood and Mr. (Jim) Tokarsky (high school principal) were extremely cooperative. They don't want this type of thing in the school."

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