4 Platte County High School students taken to hospital after consuming OTC medication ‘for recreational effects’

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 4:05 PM CDT
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PLATTE CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Four Platte County High School students were taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution after they took over-the-counter medication for “recreational effects,” the police said.

According to the Platte City Police Department, they were called to Platte County High School shortly after 11 a.m. today after receiving a call about multiple students exhibiting symptoms or an overdose or poisoning.

During the investigation, it was determined that the four students took OTC medication on purpose for “recreational effects.”

The four students did become ill and were taken to the hospital by ambulance for their non-life-threatening injuries.

The police chief said they will follow up with the students later to figure out exactly what happened.

During this whole situation, the high school implemented a Hold-In-Place protocol. The protocol is meant to move students away from the incident and keep people out of the halls so that officials or professionals can asses the situation.

The following message that was sent to parents regarding the situation:

No further information about this incident has been provided to KCTV5 News.