HOLLYWOOD (KABC) — A 15-year-old girl is dead after she was believed to have overdosed at a highschool in Hollywood, and police are additionally investigating a number of different overdoses in the realm.
The overdose scenario includes 4 juveniles who ingested what they thought was Percocet drugs, however police imagine they have been laced with fentanyl.
Around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, a father reported his stepdaughter lacking, in keeping with the Los Angeles Police Department. He went to Bernstein High School and located her in the courtyard affected by a attainable overdose.
That girl was taken to the hospital in steady situation. Before she was transported, she instructed her stepfather about one other girl in the varsity rest room. The man referred to as 911, however when officers arrived they discovered the opposite girl unresponsive in the toilet. She later died.
Investigators imagine the victims bought the drugs at Lexington Park, which is lower than a mile away from campus. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported two different overdoses at the park earlier in the day.
One of these juveniles was solely recognized as a 17-year-old. The situation or precise age of the fourth sufferer was not clear.
The LAPD stated overdoses are on the rise and so they’ll be working to search out the narcotics supplier who bought the drugs. There can be an elevated police presence at the park on Wednesday.
“I think we all share responsibility to all of our children. So we all need to talk to our children, the schools need to talk to our children. We need to work together to make everyone aware how dangerous this poison is,” stated Lt. John Radtke.
In an announcement, the Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed that the deceased teen was a pupil at the varsity. The district stated faculty could be open Wednesday and grief counselors can be on web site for all college students and workers.
“As we work together with LAPD to uncover the details of this tragic situation, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of both students,” the assertion learn.
Officials say it widespread for drug sellers to lace drugs with fentanyl.
“This is a scourge and an epidemic that is well-known across the country. It is unacceptable,” stated LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “It is even more unacceptable when it impacts the youth of our community. There is no excuse for that nor is there tolerance for that.”
DEVELOPING: We will add extra particulars to this report as they develop into out there.
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