CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa City Community School District said they sent an email to the administrative team, school board, and Liberty High staff at 11:56 a.m. on Monday, December 11, an hour after I9 reported on the incident that happened on November 30.
The message sent to the school board, administrative team, and Liberty High staff on December 11 is as follows:
We want to make you aware of an incident that occurred on November 30 at Liberty High School. The following information was released from the North Liberty Police Department this morning:
On 11/30/2017 at 1140 am we were called for an emergency medical call of an unconscious individual at the Liberty High School. The individual was 15 years old, regained consciousness, and was treated by paramedics. The individual was not transported and picked up by parents. While on scene, a second 15 year old was identified as unconscious, paramedics were asked to assist, the individual regained consciousness and was released to parents. Admissions by the individuals involved claimed to have taken a Xanax pill, they purchased from another individual. One individual was charged for distributing a controlled substance, but we cannot release additional details because he is under the age 18 years old.
The day of the incident, Principal Kibby had a meeting with Liberty High staff to discuss the events that had taken place. The Liberty Administrative team, along with District administrators, have worked through appropriate District discipline procedures regarding this incident. As always, student and staff safety is our top priority."
The ICCSD told TV9 "with these types of incidents and the nature of the confidentiality associated with these incidents, our primary focus is to work with the families of the students involved which was why an all-parent email was not sent."
On November 30 at 11:40 a.m. the North Liberty Police Department was called to an emergency medical call at Liberty High School for an unconscious person.
The person, who was 15-years-old, became conscious and was treated by paramedics.
Police say the 15-year-old wasn't taken anywhere for treatment and was picked up by their parents.
While police were at the school a second 15-year-old was found unconscious. Paramedics were able to regain the 15-year-old's consciousness before releasing them to parents.
The 15-year-olds said they took a Xanax pill they had bought from another person.
Police say the person was charged with distributing a controlled substance and was under the age of 18.