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Two Students,12, Accused Of Drug Dealing In School Cafeteria

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RIVERSIDE, N.J. - Police say two 12-year-olds are under arrest after they are accused of drug dealing at school.

According to police, they were trafficking drugs to students at a Burlington County school.

Social media is how Mahle says she heard her son's two classmates were busted for giving away and trying to sell Ambien sleeping pills in the school's cafeteria.

"I was livid at the whole situation because we weren't notified. I found out on Facebook," said parent Stephanie Mahle.

Police say they nabbed the two 12-year-olds at Riverside Middle School students on Wednesday.

However, parents after school on Thursday were demanding answers.

"I’m just wondering what they're gonna do about it. Are the police going to be more involved in school? Will things be more monitored?" said parent Daniel Williams.

Kim Massey says her son played on the same baseball team as one of the suspects.

"It's sad. Good kids They really are," said Massey.

Police say they don't know exactly how many pills were handed out at school, but they determined 15-pills were missing from the original prescription medication belonging to a family member.

According to police, the plan was to sell the pills for $10 each.

"We are looking at this as an isolated incident. We have identified 3 students. Two who decided to sell it and one who consumed the medication," said Riverside Police Department Lt. Louis Fisher.

According to authorities, there's no evidence that anyone else ingested the pills. Even so, parents say not informing them is frustrating

"From talking to the principal it just made absolutely the situation worse. I was completely livid that he had no accountability for it," said Mahle. “I don't care what happened to those children, how they were disciplined. I wanna know why I was not notified."
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