A student at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood was hospitalized Friday after suffering a possible drug overdose, police said.
Police and fire paramedics responded to the 1300 block of North Wilton Place for a medical emergency. Police said the victim was suffering from a possible drug overdose, but did not have details about the drugs.
The Hollywood LAPD said the student would not admit what type of drug was ingested.
One person was hospitalized, the fire department said. Details about the person’s age were not immediately available.
The student was given a dose of Narcan, a drug used to treat known or suspected opioid overdose emergencies, police said.
NBCLA has reached out to the school, school police and the school district for more information.
The possible overdose follows the overdose death of a 15-year-old high school student in September. The girl was found dead in a campus toilet.
The father of the second victim went to the Bernstein High campus to look for his daughter and found her in the schoolyard, suffering from an overdose.
Police believe the two girls bought what they were told was Percocet, a prescription drug containing oxycodone, a narcotic, and acetominophen, a pain reliever used in Tylenol. The two girls had shopped in Lexington Park, south of Bernstein School, earlier that day, according to police.
When the two teenagers took the pills, they immediately became ill. According to the LAPD, someone was selling fentanyl pills, which contributed to the overdoses of the two girls.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in an overdose death. The boy, a student at an independent charter school located on the same campus in Hollywood, is also accused of the overdose that left the girl’s friend hospitalized, Chief Michelle Moore said.
A 16-year-old boy was also arrested and charged on suspicion of selling drugs for allegedly selling narcotics to a third student in Lexington Park near the high school.
Two additional overdose victims were found on the same day, police said, and are believed to be part of the same case. The two victims have not been identified, but the LAPD said one is a teenager who attended another local high school.
There is no information on the second, fourth overall victim.