Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Antioch student drunk, under influence of marijuana at school, police say

Staff Reports • September 9, 2008(Tennessean) An Antioch High School junior who was taken to the hospital Monday morning was found to be drunk and under the influence of marijuana, Metro Police reported. The 16-year-old student had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit and tested positive for marijuana use. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after becoming ill during class. The student said he had bought a small amount of a liquid intoxicant from another student in the school parking lot Monday morning, but he was unable to provide the seller’s name, police said.In a separate incident last week, a 17-year-old McGavock High School student was hospitalized after taking a liquid intoxicant that he said another student gave to him.That liquid has been identified by the TBI Crime Laboratory as 1,4 Butanediol, an industrial solvent known by some users as “One Comma Four,” “One Four Bee,” or “One Four B-D-O.” The substance produces effects similar to GHB, the so-called date rape drug. It slows central nervous system functions, reduces breathing rate and slows reflexes.

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