3 tenth-grade students taken for precautionary medical treatment from Holmes High

Separate investigations have one thing in common: Xanax


SAN ANTONIO – Three 10th-grade students were taken for precautionary medical treatment from Holmes High School the first week of school.

The incident sparked three separate investigations with one thing in common: the prescription anxiety drug Xanax.

Northside Independent School District spokesman Barry Perez said one case involved a student allegedly possessing the drug.

“The other two incidents, which we do not believe are related at this time, involve two students who were allegedly under the influence of possibly Xanax, or perhaps another substance,” Perez said.

Perez said students know the district’s code of conduct forbids possession or use of drugs that aren’t prescribed for that person. Consequences range from in-school suspension to expulsion.

As of now, the school has not sent alerts to parents of other students about the investigations.