MAGNA Four junior high school girls were taken to a local hospital Wednesday afternoon as a precaution after swallowing an unknown number of pills they said were Oxycontin.
The incident at Matheson Junior High School, near 7700 West and 3650 South, began when school officials noticed a girl sobbing in the hallway, according to the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office. The girl was feeling guilty that she took a pill, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputy Lee Warken.
After interviewing the girl, school resource officers found out she and three others took an unknown number of pills. The school believed it was only one or two pills for each girl.
Paramedics from the Unified Fire Authority and deputies from the sheriff's office were called. The girls mostly felt upset about what they had done, Warken said. When they were taken to the hospital, they were listed in good to fair conditions.
The girls said they had taken Oxycontin, but investigators had not confirmed what exactly it was as of Wednesday afternoon.
School officials said the girls made "a couple of poor choices" but that the rest of the school was not disrupted and it really was not a big incident.