Unused Medication brought to School
Shortly after 1:00 pm yesterday afternoon Brockville Police responded with Leeds and Grenville EMS to assist staff at a local public school after a student brought some of his parent’s medication to school and shared it with friends. Staff at the school acted quickly and three youths were conveyed by EMS to Brockville General Hospital (BGH) and were examined and later released to their parents.
Further investigation revealed the children found the medication in an old purse of one of the children’s parents, which the parent thought was empty. The child brought the medication to school and the students experimented with the pills and soon did not feel well. Staff at the school contacted emergency services immediately upon learning of this and the students were conveyed to BGH. Fortunately, for all involved everyone is in good health.
Letters went home from the school to all students in the classrooms of the youths involved informing the parents of what had taken place and the staff, school and school board are working very closely with their community partners to educate students on the dangers of taking medications not prescribed for the person.
The public is reminded to safeguard all medications in your house and in your possession. Please destroy any unused or expired medications by returning it to your local pharmacy.
Traffic Initiative: School Zones
Traffic officers from the Brockville Police Service set up in the Kensington Parkway area yesterday morning from 8am -11am looking for speeders and distracted drivers.
Officers issued 9 speeding tickets during this time frame with the fastest stopped for 72 km/h in the 40 km/h school zone.