8th-grader accused of dealing OxyContin
EAST ALTON , Ill. -- School officials have expelled an eighth-grader at East Alton Middle School for the remainder of the school year because she allegedly offered to sell or give the prescription painkiller OxyContin to fellow students.
While authorities have not found drugs in the girl's possession, school officials said witness had said she displayed supplies of OxyContin to other students.
Principal Eric Frankford said the eighth-grader allegedly received the pills from a high school-aged friend who asked her to sell them at the school.
''It was to kind of drum up business, I guess,'' Frankford said.