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10 middle school students treated for suspected overdoses

Ten students at Van Nuys Middle School in Los Angeles, California, were evaluated for suspected overdoses during the school day Thursday. 

The children, who were evaluated by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel, were between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Seven of the 10 students were transported to local hospitals, the LAFD said in a press release, while three were released on scene. 

It has not been confirmed what, if anything, the students may have consumed. In a press conference, the LAFD said it may have "possibly" been "cannabis edibles," and said that fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, was not involved

All 10 students were found to be in "mild-to-moderate distress." Officials have not said what symptoms students experienced. 


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