In Fayette County, Tennessee, a tragic incident has occurred where two teenage girls were found dead from overdoses at a high school. As a result, a third teenage girl who survived an overdose is now facing criminal charges.
According to District Attorney Mark Davidson, the teenager is being charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of possession of a controlled substance, as reported by CBS News.
According to a Facebook post by the police, the girl who is currently facing charges has been hospitalized and is in critical condition. According to CBS affiliate WREG, she was later upgraded to stable condition and was able to appear in juvenile court on Thursday to face charges.
The judge characterized the event as a “terrible, sorrowful situation” on Thursday.
According to police, an incident took place at Fayette-Ware High School at approximately 4:40 p.m., mere hours prior to the school’s graduation ceremony.
According to Chief Deputy Ray Garcia, the office received a notification about the discovery of two individuals who were found unresponsive.
According to a statement released on social media, the school has reported that the students were situated outside of the school premises at the time of the incident.
According to Davidson, all three individuals were junior students at the school. The identities of the girls have not been disclosed as they are minors.
Davidson has reported that there are preliminary indications of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, being involved in the overdoses.
However, investigators are still waiting for a complete lab report, fentanyl was reportedly discovered both at the school and at the residence of the accused teenager. According to sources, evidence presented in the case included the use of texts and social media.
As per the station’s report, the girl has been handed over to her grandmother’s custody. Davidson has stated that her next court appearance is scheduled for June 7.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is providing assistance to the sheriff’s office in their investigation. Located approximately 48 miles from Memphis, Fayette-Ware High School is a local educational institution.
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