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Students treated after ingesting edibles believed to be controlled substance, school says

Democracy Prep
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Published: May. 13, 2022 at 1:35 PM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 3:24 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Several students at a Baton Rouge charter school were treated after they ingested edibles thought to be a controlled substance on Friday, May 13.

The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it responded to Democracy Prep, a K-8 school on Prescott Road.

Emergency officials stated they received a 911 call at 12:45 p.m. stating multiple students possibly ingested some type of drugs. They responded with five units and six students were evaluated. All are stable and were turned over to family or back to school faculty. One was taken to the hospital but the student’s condition is not considered life-threatening.

The school’s executive director released the following statement:

“Today one of our scholars alerted us that they believed a student had passed out edibles assumed to be a controlled substance to other students,” said Jalynn Jones, executive director of Democracy Prep Baton Rouge. “As soon as we heard this information, we immediately contacted EMS, the police, and reached out to the parents of the students affected. This is an unfolding situation and everyone is cooperating fully with the investigation. There is nothing we take more seriously than the health and wellbeing of our students and we want to thank the authorities and particularly EMS for responding within minutes to the school. At this time we understand that all of the affected students are in stable condition and are being reunited with their parents.”

This is a developing story. More details will be provided as they become available.

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