HOUSTON—A drug probe is underway at a Texas City Middle School after a group of eighth-grade girls was caught with liquid methamphetamines.
Authorities said the girls started acting strangely during classes Tuesday afternoon at Blocker Middle School.
Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the drugs were in liquid form and on a type of stamp. The sheriff said it is so potent that the meth can be absorbed through the skin if the stamp is touched. He said it is new for them to see the drug in this form.
"If it was my child I'd be extremely upset," Sheriff Trochesset said.
Authorities said the girls had the drugs wrapped in foil and they were acting kind of zombie-like and kind of delirious.
District officials called the girls’ parents who took them to a hospital for treatment. All six have been suspended.
“They’re not all bad girls,” said Danielle Allgood, a parent at the school. “I mean one of them I’ve known for quite some time. I mean I would have never expected it. She didn’t seem like a bad girl. She’s always been very sweet, very respectable, very involved in sports.”
A district spokeswoman said the girls could be assigned to an alternative school within the criminal justice system, under a worst-case scenario.
Authorities said they mainly want to find out who gave the drugs to the girls. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the drugs came from “outside the county.”