TEXAS CITY— The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating how eight middle school students got their hands on a new form of liquid methamphetamine while at school last month.

Even as the criminal investigation continues, the school district has already taken action against the Blocker Middle School girls. Melissa Tortorici, Texas City school district spokeswoman, said privacy issues prevented her from disclosing what sort of punishment the girls received.

“We can generally state that the possession of a controlled substance on a school campus is a violation of the TCISD code of conduct and may result in expulsion to the Galveston County (Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program),” Tortorici said. “I can assure you that they are being punished.”

The eight girls were found with small amounts of a substance on paper and wrapped in pieces of foil. Tests later confirmed the dried substance was methamphetamine.

Some of the girls ingested the liquid meth and were treated by EMS at the school.

In addition to investigating the criminal aspect of the incident, Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said his department is working with Texas City police to learn more about the new form of liquid meth.

Law enforcement officials said the drug is so new that no one has been able to figure out what the street name is.

Contact Mainland Editor T.J. Aulds at 409-683-5334 or tjaulds@galvnews.com.

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