DENVER — A student was hospitalized after a suspected drug overdose at John F. Kennedy High School in Denver Thursday morning.
Denver Public Schools confirmed that five students were treated for medical issues in the student parking lot that may have been associated with drugs.
In a letter to parents, the principal said that the Denver Public Schools Department of Safety, Denver Police and paramedics responded to treat the students. She also said that the medical incidents "appear to be related to some sort of overdose of a drug."
One student was taken to the hospital, and four students were treated and released to family members, Denver Public Schools said.
"Please understand that we take these situations very seriously," the letter says, "In order for our school to carry out its duty of providing all students with a safe environment in which to learn, grow and thrive, we encourage every student to avoid unhealthy and potentially life threatening scenarios. This includes experimenting with drugs."
Denver Police Department is investigating.
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