CALDWELL -- Five students got sick at a Caldwell school Tuesday morning after one of them shared prescription drugs with four others.

It all happened inside the Caldwell Freshman Academy.

Caldwell Superintendent Tim Rosandick did not have an update on the condition of the students, but said hoped they would all be OK.

Two of the students were taken by ambulance to the hospital and three others were well enough to be picked up by parents.

Rosandick says administrators became aware of the situation this morning when five students got sick. He says one student brought in prescription drugs and shared those drugs with four others.

Rosandick was unsure what type of drug was taken or exactly where the student got it.

For the families of students at the school, it's concerning.

It's very scary, these kids have no idea, it's just scary, especially a freshman and anywhere but since my grandson goes here, said Sandi Fioti, a concerned grandparent.

Rosandick said the school, which is an alternative school for freshmen only, does have a strict policy when it comes to drugs.

He says right now they are focusing on the students' health and making sure everyone involved is OK.

He also said this is a reminder for everyone with kids to make sure their prescription drugs are locked up.

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