By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Seven Hedgesville High School students accused of taking caffeine pills could be suspended for five to 10 days, high school Principal Frank Aliveto said Thursday.
School officials also will talk to the students about the dangers of taking caffeine pills, Aliveto said.
"You just don't want to punish kids," Aliveto said. "You want them to understand what they did."
Aliveto said he believes the six girls and one boy accused of taking the caffeine pills on school property did so out of curiosity.
Although the students were taken to City Hospital near Martinsburg after they took the pills, they did not become sick, Aliveto said. Ambulance officials recommended that the students be taken to the hospital to determine what they had taken, said Aliveto.