WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sixteen students from White House Heritage High School in Robertson County are suspended after police received a tip reporting Adderall was being used and sold at the school.
According to police, five of the students face felony charges of possession of a Schedule II narcotic, with intent to sell. The other 11 students admitted to using the drug.
A tip led police to investigate the use of the drug at the school.
“These kids are all good kids,” said White House Police Chief Patrick Brady. “They knew what the right choice to make was and they chose to ignore it. And that’s frustrating.”
It is unclear if the students will return to school. Each of the students will have a disciplinary hearing and will be evaluated individually according to a statement from Robertson County Schools.
All of the those involved are juveniles, whose names will not be released.
Adderall is typically used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD.
Dr. Jason Brooks, from the Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, says Adderall is a great tool for kids diagnosed with ADHD, but there’s also a risk of abuse and dependence.
“For folks that aren’t diagnosed that are taking that, they’re using that to medicate just like any other type of drug,” Brooks said.