Chico teen busted for handing out pills at junior high

May 16, 2016 1:43 PM by News Staff

Several Chico Junior High School students face charges, after police say one of them took a prescription drug to school, and handed them out to classmates.

According to Chico Police, one 14-year-old student passed out what is being described as schedule two narcotics to classmates before being reported to the police.

Chico Police Sergeant Ben Love is hoping the arrests will remind parents to lock up prescription pills.

“I just want to remind parents that especially if you are going out of town or are going to be leaving the house unattended and your children are going to be home alone, make sure you're going to leave your prescriptions locked up,” he said. “Lots of parents believe their children are the children who would do this type of thing and we all hope that's not the case. But, let’s not put our kids in those situations and take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.”

No word yet on how the suspect was able to gain access to the pills. All students who were identified with pills in their possession were also reported to the butte county juvenile probation department.


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