Students sickened by mystery tablets at school

January 8, 2010 11:16:29 AM PST
A pill scare sent several northwest Harris County middle school students to the hospital. According to officials with the Precinct 4 Constable's office, this morning several students at Aragon Middle School on West Road took some tablets, and began acting drowsy and dozing off in class. They were taken to the nurse's office, and five students were ultimately transported to a hospital to be checked out.

The students reportedly said another student had brought the tablets to school. The kids are between 12 and 15 years old.

Officials believe the tables may have been a cold medicine.