Escondido Police arrest boy after classmates overdosed on Xanax at school

Posted at 10:49 AM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-05 12:50:39-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Escondido Police announced Saturday the arrest of a 13-year-old boy in a case involving Xanax overdoses at Rincon Middle School.

Six children aged 11 to 13 years were found to have taken the anti-anxiety drug at lunch time on October 25.

Three of the children required emergency medical treatment.  All six have since recovered with no lasting effects.

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Escondido Police arrested the juvenile suspect Monday after an investigation. The boy is charged with selling or distributing narcotics or illegal substances. He is in the custody of his parents.