Pupils are putting their lives at risk by mixing soft drinks and codeine-based cough syrup to make a drink called ‘Purple Drank’.
Parents have been warned about the new drink craze in schools – also known as Lean – which combines sweets, fizzy pop and over-the-counter medicines.
The mixture originally became popular in the hip-hop community in the southern United States in the 1990s.
Concern has been raised that consuming the drink can lead to overdoses – especially if drank with alcohol.
St Peter’s Church of England Aided School in Exeter, Devon, has issued a warning to parents on its website… Read the full story