Local middle-schooler hospitalized because of drug-laced candy

Good morning everyone. It's Christine Nelson sending you an email from the newsroom. Here's a look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m.

This was a big shocker. Earlier in the week we told you about rumors of drug-laced candy circulating around West Iredell Middle School. Officials there vehemently claimed the rumors were not true and even sent a letter home to parents saying the same. Turns out one student was sickened by a lollipop laced with very dangerous drugs. We'll tell you how that student is doing and what the school is saying now about it.

Plus, did you know in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District there is one nurse for every 1,200 students? It's a statistic that has some CMS parents outraged. We're found out what officials say they're going to do to fix the nurse shortage.

Also, have you purchased a Powerball ticket lately? One worth one million dollars was sold in Mecklenburg County! We'll tell you where and the name of gas station where it was sold.

And today is the big day for Apple iPhone lovers to pick up the new iPhone 5! We're live at one of the Apple store locations in Charlotte as people are lining up to get their hands on one.

See you on the air!