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Posted at 5:22 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Students to hospital after drug overdose

By Theola Labbé-DeBose

Three students on a field trip were taken to the hospital, two because of a recreational drug overdose, according to the D.C. Fire Department.

Paramedics responded to a report of a sick person near the National Holocaust Museum at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW on Tuesday morning.

When they arrived, they found several sick students; three were taken to area hospitals with two in conditions that were described as serious but not life-threatening, according to fire department spokesman Pete Piringer.

The students were from a high school in Stafford County, Va, Piringer said. They were in the cafeteria at the museum when some students got sick, he said.

Two of the students were believed to have ingested a recreational drug, based on the evaluation of paramedics who responded to the scene, Piringer said. Specific information about the substance was not available.

The third student, who Piringer said did not use drugs, was treated for flu-like symptoms.

Police are investigating the incident.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | December 21, 2010; 5:22 PM ET
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Kids using recreational drugs during a field trip?? Hmmm, who does that???

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | December 21, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

They'll say that they were so "upset by the displays" that they felt they had to do drugs. They'll get interviewed by the Today Show in a week!

Posted by: stopthemadness | December 21, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Worthless little maggots!

Posted by: madmike272 | December 21, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I bet mommy and daddy are proud of their offspring.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | December 21, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

"Kids using recreational drugs during a field trip?? Hmmm, who does that???"

......I just wonder why the school that they attend is not mentioned?...I betcha if it were Dunbar or Suitland it would have been mentioned!! (not to single out those schools)..I got a sneaky feeling where theswe students were from....

Posted by: wallacea | December 21, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

One of the students that went to the hospital was my step daughter. She is NOT a drug user. Tox screen was negative for her. Something else is going on here. All five students were standing together in the cafe when they got sick.

Posted by: pete34 | December 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow, and they wer NOT DC school children...imagine that!

Posted by: lrich14501 | December 21, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

First of ALL. This is completely false. This disgusts me by how someone can go on and lie about something serious like this. I was one of the students that was taken to the hospital. My symtoms were the same as the other kid, but my problem was dehydration. NOT DRUG OVERDOSE. I would like to have the number to this newspaper and report this as false information... As a matter of fact, the sheriff also interviewed both me and the other student. He said my story was completely different, so this reporter need to get her facts straight.

Posted by: bptrumpetplayer94 | December 21, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Piece of S...students. Disgusting. to bptrumpetplayer94, sure. Makes excuses A.H.
So maybe you got sick from the smoke or eating weed. So be it. For whatever reason...they didn't name your school...should have. Shame on you and your school and shame on officials for not make the name of the school public INFORMATION!!

Posted by: jacksplat1 | December 21, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Appears this newspaper is slandering these students with false information. I'd contact an attorney if I were them.

Posted by: slydell | December 21, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for updating this..

Posted by: bptrumpetplayer94 | December 21, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

okay, first off, only two students went to the hospital. i was there for the whole thing. only ONE kid was using drugs, the other kid that went to the hospital was because of what we believe was a pre exsisting condition, having nothing to do with drugs or anything of the sort.

Posted by: dahpanda | December 21, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

ok the people with the negative comments on here need to mind their own business.The paper had the wrong facts.And to jacksplatt Bptrumpetplayer is my daughter and she doen't use drugs.So don't you worry about it ok.They tested her and she was dehydrated!!!! Had nothing to do with the other cases.

Posted by: pete34 | December 21, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

wallacea - I agree with you wholeheartedly!!!

If this was DC, PG or "certain" schools from Montgomery or Alexandria/Arlington, the name of the school would be forever tied to this incident! Even if the report is proven to be false as some posters allege why no name. isn't that a basic question.

Where's the school's name? so when the Post prefaces all future articles on Stafford County they can mention that "Stafford County high school students were treated for recreational drug overdoses" on field trip to holocaust museum. I bet the Holocaust museum part will be dropped soon too.

Posted by: oknow1 | December 21, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

i was at this field trip. i tell you the god honest truth when only one of the students had done drugs. who it was i do not now, and what he was on i do not care. the fact is that people are assuming things just because we are teenagers. instead of just making assumptions, like this reporter had, maybe you should ask someone who was apart of the field trip and knows some of the students. i'm ashamed to see this is what our country's journalism is resorting to.

Posted by: epanda17 | December 21, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

You its a big problem in our schools and parents that can sit there and say my kid does not do drugs is a big lie. A parent is not around a teenager 24/7 and you hope tope togod that your kid makes the right choices, thats all you can do. This issue came up with a nephew that I had a feeling that he was heading down the wrong path so we talked and he swore he does not do drugs and two hours later he was in a car with some other kids the police pulled over and turns out they were all smoking pot. Kids will tell you what you want to hear and do the opposite, the only thing you can do is guide them in theright direction and pray.

Posted by: Frank60 | December 21, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

i would just like to say, yeah a parent is not with their teenager 24/7. however, the 2 kids that were involved that did NOT use drugs were 2 of my closest friends. these 2 kids are very good kids, i have my share of friends involved with drugs, but these are 2 of the most straight foward, good kids i know.as a matter of fact, one was at CHURCH that very morning, right before she showed up at school and went on this field trip.the other is involved with various school clubs/activites/programs and ANYONE who knows her would honest to god be SHOCKED to find out if she ever even CONSIDERED doing drugs.

Posted by: dahpanda | December 22, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Drugs are bad...mmmkay? Mmmkay!

Posted by: dcg35 | December 22, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

If this was DC, PG or "certain" schools from Montgomery or Alexandria/Arlington, the name of the school would be forever tied to this incident! Even if the report is proven to be false as some posters allege why no name. isn't that a basic question.

Where's the school's name? so when the Post prefaces all future articles on Stafford County they can mention that "Stafford County high school students were treated for recreational drug overdoses" on field trip to holocaust museum. I bet the Holocaust museum part will be dropped soon too.

Posted by: oknow1 |

oknow1 - YEP!!! and I am LLS at the 'oh MY kid don't use drugs' cries/comments..........yeah, SHURE they don't ;-)Stafford Cty is drug-free and just FULL of lil' angels!!!! hell - THEY EVEN GO TO CHUCRH!!! (LOL) They are so fulla ish..........

Posted by: wallacea | December 22, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Appears this newspaper is slandering these students with false information. I'd contact an attorney if I were them.

Posted by: slydell

........all they did was state what DCFD told them :-) DCFD knows an overdose when they see it, it would be safe to say, yes? That attorney better also sue DCFD...would you think this was slander if this were...Springbrook or TC Williams or Parkdale?

Doubt it :)

Posted by: wallacea | December 22, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Springbrook, TC Williams, or Parkdale??? No miss wallace.
Those were the kids selling the dope and scratching their gang tags into the exhibits.

Posted by: TonyManero | December 22, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

It was Brooke Point High School of Stafford. The students who tested positive for drugs have been expelled, according to my English teacher who told my class about the incident this morning. Just a couple weeks ago, several other students were expelled for drugs; what their circumstances were, I'm not sure. All of what I know, I was told by my English teacher. She definitely wouldn't make something up like this, so I know that I've been told the truth. I'm a senior at BP and trust me, I've been hearing crap about this whole thing all day. I don't know the names of the students who OD'd, I've only heard rumors.
Everyone needs to leave bptrumpetplayer alone; he/she is claiming to be the 3rd student who was taken to the hospital but tested negative for drugs. The article states that it was 2 students who tested postive for drugs, and that's also what my English teacher said. Hopefully this clears things up a little bit.

Posted by: dancer2011 | December 22, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

But who knows, it's possible my English teacher was wrong about the number of students who went to the hospital and OD'd. bptrumpetplayer and a couple other posters claim only one student was using drugs, and if they were involved in the field trip, then I believe them.

Posted by: dancer2011 | December 22, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

But who knows, it's possible my English teacher was wrong about the number of students who went to the hospital and OD'd. bptrumpetplayer and a couple other posters claim only one student was using drugs, and if they were involved in the field trip, then I believe them.
The drug that the student OD'd on was aspirin, supposedly.

Posted by: dancer2011 | December 22, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Here's an article from this morning, the information is more accurate than what the WP published:
http://www.wtop.com/?sid=2209835&nid=25

Posted by: dancer2011 | December 22, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I was on the field trip right there watching everything one of the students was tooken to the hospital not FOR DRUG OVERDOSE.. i dont care what anyone says she was tooken to the hospital for other medical problems!! Yes other one of the students were tooken for drug overdose let me get this stright. The other student was never tooken to the hospital she remained on the field trip.thank you very much!! Now the young lady that was tooken to the hospital was a friend of mine!! I was with her on the bus and everything she never took any drugs!! No one has been expelled from BPHS yet..i really dont like the nasty comments if u have something nasty to say about this artical then keep it to your damn self it has nothing to do with you. In my opinon the news should have never been there in the first place!! This is a false report.. I am a senior at Brooke Point High School and i dont especiate the comments being left keep them to yourself.. and who cares about the other schools in and around DC no one does!! One of the students that never went to the hospital had the flu and was just dyhydrated after recieving medical attention she continued on with the field trip!!! Now the other student that went to the hopital for drug overdose..let him being unresponisble and let him take them.. hopefully he will learn his lesson after this situtation. This is all based on the DCFD report not on the students reports..that were taken!! How would the school know if a student had drugs on them?? The teachers whom went on the trip did not pat and search everyone down before we got onto the buses. Yes teenagers are not responisble and yes they do stupid stuff no one is perfect. But i want to get all this cleared up....1st student(boy) that went to the hospital was overdosed on drugs..2nd student(girl) that went to the hospital did not TAKE any drugs!! but had to go to the hospital for medical problems that she has.. 3rd student(girl) never went to the hospital but did recieve medical attention she was sick with the flu and got dyhydrated!! There you go everyone its all cleared up for you.
Thank You Very Much!!
Have a nice day and leave you nasty and disrespectful comments to your horrible self!!!

The news reports needs to either be removed or changed!!

But then again It should have never been even televised or broadcasted!!

Posted by: bpsenior2011 | December 23, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

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