Staff members at a southern Wisconsin middle school are still reeling from the effects of an overdose death of a student this week. Edgerton Middle School Principal Jerry Roth says they are working to track rumors involving 13-year-old Alex Aiken who was found dead by his mother of a reported oxycontin overdose Tuesday morning. A friend of Aiken, also 13, was hospitalized for an apparent overdose that morning as well.
School staff members will be talking to students in small groups next week.
Principal Roth (:23)
Meanwhile the school will also continue its plans for a Winter Olympics themed competition. “I hope it’s an event that brings our school back together under a positive note,” says Roth.
The games will culminate with an event at Cascade Mountain in a couple of weeks.
Contributed by Beth Wheelock-WCLO