Student dead after possible overdose at Queen Creek facility

Officials are investigating the demise of a 16-year-old scholar at Canyon State Academy as a possible overdose.

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz — A 16-year-old scholar is dead after what officers are investigating as a possible overdose Monday night time, authorities mentioned. Officials at the non-public residential college for boys mentioned two different college students had been hospitalized as a precaution, and that the medicine might need been supplied by the deceased teen’s household.

Queen Creek fireplace and police responded to Canyon State Academy round 10:40 p.m. for reviews {that a} scholar was having a medical emergency.

Three college students had been rapidly taken to a neighborhood hospital. According to officers, a type of college students died at the hospital.

The two different college students had been roommates of the deceased and had been taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. They had been later launched, academy officers mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.

In the identical assertion, the academy mentioned that “early sources suggest the substances were supplied by the deceased youth’s family.”

The academy additionally added: “The presence of illegal drugs within the community continues to be a threat for all youth, and any drug-related loss of life is tragic.”

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Authorities mentioned that the state of affairs is being investigated as a possible overdose, however haven’t shared any additional info. At this time, it isn’t recognized what the scholar overdosed on.

It’s not the primary demise of a scholar at Canyon State Academy, which is a non-public residential college for boys. In 2020, a 17-year-old scholar was pronounced dead after being discovered unresponsive at the college.

The investigation stays ongoing, and particulars are topic to alter. Stay with 12News as we proceed to replace this story with extra info.

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