Teens busted for selling cocaine, prescription drugs at SC school | Crime
YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Within the last week, there have three police reports filed in York County involving middle school students who allegedly sold drugs at school.
According to a report filed with the Rock Hill Police Department, a 14-year-old boy old attempted to sell cocaine to another student in a bathroom at Rawlinson Road Middle School.
A student saw the drug deal and reported it to a teacher who confronted the student and notified the school resource officer.
The teen had a bag containing a white, powdery substance which officials say tested positive for cocaine.
The other two reports were filed with the York County Sheriff's Office and involved students at Clover Middle School.
One student is accused of selling an over-the-counter medication which he pretended was hydrocodone to another student in exchange for a T-shirt.
In a separate incident at the school, a 14-year-old boy was arrested for selling prescription drugs to students.
A student told their parent the 14-year-old was selling drugs at school. The parent notified the school and officials confronted the teen who admitted he had been selling drugs at school for some time.
Jane Alleva with All on Board York County says, middle school students selling drugs during school hours may sound bizarre to some, but it's happening more and more.
"In one case we had a kid selling birth control pills as something totally different," said Alleva.
All on Board York County is an organization that attempts to keep underage children's hands off drugs and alcohol. However, Alleva says there's a new drug supplier out there for kids.
"It isn't the drug dealer selling marijuana or cocaine, it isn't the middle school kid, it's the parent and grandparent that allow drugs to be easily accessible," said Alleva.
Alleva says the way to combat these middle school drug dealers is to cut them off at the source, lock up your home medicine cabinet.
"What they're doing is taking very easy accessible drugs they can find in a medicine cabinet, in the home and pretending they're more than what they are," said Alleva.
Alleva says this isn't the first time kids a have been caught selling prescription drugs in schools, and most of the time kids don't sell drugs for the cash, but more for the earned status among their peers.
The students involved will be headed to family court to face their possible punishment.
All on board and the sheriff's department will be holding a drive to collect un-used medication in the next few months.
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