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Halifax Schools Ask for Help from Parents in Drug Battle

Posted May 13, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— School leaders in Roanoke Rapids say they need help from parents to keep prescription drugs out of the classroom.

An attempt to get high sent three Chaloner Middle School students to the hospital a few days ago. School officials say the students took Xanax, a prescription drug used in treating anxiety and panic disorders.

School Superintendent Jane Burke says the schools can't fight this battle without help from parents.

At least one of the students reportedly brought the drugs from home.