A highly-potent strain of meth has been discovered in a Texas middle school, and authorities say it's so strong it can be absorbed into the skin if one comes into contact with it.
The liquid drug was found at Blocker Middle School in Texas City, where six girls ingested it by dabbing it onto pieces of paper which they dissolved on their tongues, similar to the way some acid can be taken. School officials say the girls started "freaking out" and acting delirious, and were soon taken to a hospital for evaluation. The town's residents say they're shocked that the drug would be found on kids of that age, and are frightened for what this new potent form of meth could mean for the future.
"If it was my child I'd be extremely upset," Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.
All six girls have been suspended and may be sent to an alternative school. For now, local authorities are focusing on finding out where the girls got the drug and say it more than likely came from outside the county.
“They’re not all bad girls,” said Danielle Allgood, a local parent. “I mean one of them I’ve known for quite some time. I mean I would have never expected it. She didn’t seem like a bad girl. She’s always been very sweet, very respectable, very involved in sports.”