HIALEAH – I think we had a story about this before…ah yes, here it is. Anyway, in this case about a dozen students from Hialeah Middle School got sick as hell after taking cold medicine to get high. Before they are able to score weed or alcohol, kids today ingest Coricidin HBP or what they call ”Candy,” “Skittles” and “Red Devils” to enjoy the soothing effects of DXM (dextromethorphan). These effects include…well here, let’s let students who was there explain: “I saw them throwing up and some were foaming at the mouth,” said Gina Cordero. “One student was foaming at the mouth. It was very terrifying. I saw Adrianna acting crazy and Jennifer was red-faced. They were acting hyper. They were laughing out loud. Oh my God, they overdosed. I was really upset watching this. I was crying.” Another student told reporters that some were passing out and throwing up. Great, a drug that has you acting like a Phillies fan.
If you read the article I linked to, you know that some of the students were aware that these kids planned on doing this. It was to honor what they called “Bob Marley Day” or what most of us commonly referred to as “420″ or “Pot Day”. It was a day to celebrate cannabis and an excuse for us stoners to do what we did every day of the week…but in a more celebratory fashion. It was not about popping Coricidin HBP to the point that we needed to go to the hospital. In fact, these kids doing this in celebration of 420 is really an insult to pot smokers somehow. I’m sure of it.
But the trouble is not over for these kids. Schools Police spokesman, Sgt. Ivan Silva, said they are looking for the person who brought the pills to school to see if prosecutors want to file criminal charges. Also, all students involved now face suspensions.
Any morons out there actually do this? Ingesting cold pills or chugging ‘tussin? Were you not as lucky as me and my friends to have older brothers who would take our lunch money for skank weed? Just curious.Tags: Drugs, overdose