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Aberdeen School District warning students about drug danger after three sent to hospital

An incident involving edibles at Aberdeen High School that sent three teens to the hospital has the school district warning students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

In a release the district tells KXRO that paramedics were called on Thursday, January 17, when four teen-agers became ill after eating an “edible”.

They say that three of the teens were taken by ambulance to the hospital and another was kept under close observation at the school after being evaluated by paramedics.

Aberdeen Superintendent Dr. Alicia Henderson said “Fortunately, the students are fine. But this is a very serious concern. So-called edibles have become increasingly popular and available, and we need the community’s help to stress to our young people the dangers of eating any product not prepared under proper conditions in the home or under regulated conditions in the marketplace.”

The release states that bringing drugs or tobacco onto a school campus is against the law which is why the District is not sharing additional information at this time as the incident is under investigation by the Aberdeen Police Department.

“Many people in our community are working to increase awareness among our young people that the dangers of drug and alcohol use are very real,” Dr. Henderson said.

Harbor Strong is working to bring Officer Jermaine Galloway to our community for a presentation, she said.

Harbor Strong, a community coalition of health and public safety agencies in Grays Harbor, is focused on reducing drug and alcohol abuse.

Galloway is an award-winning Idaho law enforcement officer who specializes in powerful presentations intended to combat drug and alcohol abuse.

In addition, they say that the Aberdeen School District is working with True North and other agencies to strengthen its ongoing message to students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Forums are planned in February at Aberdeen High School and a community information forum is being planned for April 24.

More information about these events will be made available as plans are finalized.

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