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11/28/07- Quitman

Quitman Parents Speak Out About Prescription Drug Dangers

"These are 13 and 14 year old kids," said Jana Stovall, mother.  "They don't have a clue of what they're taking or what they're doing...it's horrible, just horrible."

Parents of Quitman Junior High students are on edge. Shocked that something like this could filter in through public school and into the hands of their children.

"One pill could change their lives forever," said Kelley Price, mother. "They're just babies."

"Parents need to be aware," said Bill Travis, Quitman ISD Superintendent.  "We're not seeing the illegal drugs in our public school, we're seeing the prescription drugs. Keep them locked up, keep a count of them."

Parents say many Quitman Junior High students went home Tuesday night shaken-up and scared. Scared for their young friends who could have lost it all from one bad decision.

"My child was scared to go to school this morning," said Stovall. 

"I'm thankful it wasn't my child but it was some of her friends and she was so upset last night that she didn't even want to go to school today to face it," said Price. 

An East Texas community trying to grasp the harsh reality of the dangers their children are facing at such young ages.

Courtney Lane, Reporting.  clane@kltv.com  

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