Combination of drugs leads to teen's seizure

Feb. 21, 2010

A Wauwatosa West High School student had a seizure after she took drugs that had not been prescribed to her.

According to Wauwatosa police:

A 14-year-old West Allis girl was leaving school at 4 p.m. Tuesday, when her friend noticed she started looking sick. The girl fell to the floor and started having a seizure. An athletic trainer tended to the girl, who was conscious and breathing, until the paramedics arrived. She was taken to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

A prescription bottle containing a variety of pills - antidepressants, cold and pain medications and a stimulant used to treat attention deficit disorders - was found in her purse. She told officers she had taken three different pills that day.

She had a history of seizures, but said she had not experienced one since age 7.

She said she got the stimulant, called Adderall, from a friend but would not divulge any more information.

The girl was arrested for possession of a controlled substance on school grounds and referred to Milwaukee County Children's Court.

This incident comes on the heels of two students being arrested for possession of prescription drugs that did not belong to them and over-the-counter drugs at the school Feb. 8.


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