The two blue, oval-shaped pills found in the pocket of a 12-year-old boy at the Barrington Middle School last Thursday, Dec. 15, are prescribed for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
And the source of the pills was another 12-year-old boy for whom the pills are prescribed, according to Barrington police.
Both of the boys now face drug charges in Family Court: one for being in possession of a prescription drug; one for delivering the drug to the other boy.
The boy for whom the ADHD drug is prescribed gave two of the four pills he brought to school to the other boy, police said. They were discovered in a plastic bag in the boy’s pocket.
The boy caught with the pills did not have a note from his parents to carry them – a school policy for all prescriptions, Barrington police said. The other boy did have the approval to carry the pills.
Police responded to the school last Thursday at 12:45 pm. The boys were charged about two hours later.