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Students Sent To Hospital After Taking Prescription Meds

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Six students at a west suburban school were sent to the hospital on Wednesday after another student gave them a prescription antidepressant medication.

A 13-year-old girl at Joseph Academy in Melrose Park gave the students Latuda–a drug used to treat bipolar disorder, according to Melrose Park spokesman Andrew Mack.

The six students, between the ages of 10 and 14 years old, were taken to Gottlieb and West Lake hospitals, Mack said.

The children were taken to the hospital as a precaution and are expected to be fine.

Joseph Academy, 1100 N. 22nd Ave., serves the needs of young people with severe behavioral, emotional, and learning disabilities, according to the school’s website.