Six Chillicothe Junior High School students have been expelled for the remainder of the school after they allegedly tried to sell and/or trade prescription drugs at the school April 17.


Six Chillicothe Junior High School students have been expelled for the remainder of the school after they allegedly tried to sell and/or trade prescription drugs at the school April 17.

Five of the students were eighth graders, and two were in seventh grade. All seven were originally suspended, but one was not expelled after investigation.

According to a Chillicothe Police Department report, assistant principal Pat Auge found the students in possession of the drugs, which included Adderall, Vicodin, OxyContin, Darvocet and an unknown large orange pill.

Adderall is often prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Vicodin, OxyContin and
Darvocet all are used for pain relief.

Parents of all of the students were contacted, and all pills were turned over to the police.

“We’ve handled it quickly and efficiently,” said CJH principal Diane Pointer.

No charges have been filed yet, pending further investigation.