Sheriff John Ballance said, “Today, March 3, 2022, at approximately 9:15 a.m., an employee of Arcadia High School called 911 dispatch requesting an ambulance at the school as it appeared a number of students were ill.
Arcadia PD officers, BPSO deputies and investigators responded to the school and it was determined that five juvenile students had ingested an unknown substance and had become somewhat lethargic and displayed poor coordination.
Investigators responded to the Bienville Medical Center where it was determined that all five students had in fact ingested gummies (candy) which were believed to contain THC or some other form of controlled dangerous substances.
All five students were admitted for observation while blood samples were obtained for analysis. Further investigation revealed that no other students are believed to be involved in the incident.
No further information will be released at this time.”
A representative from Arcadia High School posted on their website, “Due to recent social media posts, we want to assure you that ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF are safe and actively engaged in the learning environment at AHS. It is important that we remember the students at Arcadia High School are young adults and teenagers who sometimes make poor decisions like all other children their age. Rest assured that the administration, faculty, and staff of AHS have our students’ safety and well being as our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! We have AWESOME faculty at Arcadia High School, and truly AMAZING students, and together we will continue to progress towards our vision…”
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