In Tennessee, a teenager has been charged with two counts of murder for reportedly providing two classmates with drugs that were spiked with fentanyl, leading to the death of both individuals.
As per the police, the suspect ingested the drugs and managed to survive the incident that took place earlier this week, just before the high school graduation.
In Somerville, Tennessee, on Tuesday evening, a car was discovered in the parking lot of Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School with three students from the school found unconscious inside.
Two female students, aged 16 and 17, were discovered deceased in a vehicle at approximately 4:30 p.m.
A 17-year-old teenager was rendered unconscious and subsequently transported to a medical facility where she managed to survive. This marks the third teenager involved in the incident.
A girl was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder, as well as an additional charge of drug possession for the fentanyl.
According to sources, the drugs that were consumed have reportedly tested positive for the lethal substance. However, charges in this case are said to be contingent upon the results of the autopsy.
On Thursday, the suspect made an appearance in a juvenile court. However, her identity has been withheld from the public.
At present, the girl has been placed under house arrest and released to the custody of a relative while awaiting future court appearances. According to sources, drug testing will be mandatory for her.
According to the father of one of the deceased girls, his daughter’s identity has been revealed. He believes that she ingested the deadly fentanyl under the impression that she was doing cocaine.
According to Mark Thorne, the deceased 16-year-old has been identified as his daughter, Alyssa Thorne.
He conveyed that a female acquaintance had informed him about the male students bringing cocaine to school. He further stated that he had advised her against getting involved with such activities. The individual expressed their concern, stating, “I don’t want to have to bury you.”
According to the speaker, they used those exact words to address the person in question, and later that night, the individual passed away.
According to Mark Thorne, he was told by someone that a young girl said to her father, “Daddy, I love you.” The individual stated, “I refuse to do it and I am displeased with the way it affects me.”
On Wednesday, the deaths of the girls were addressed by the school district in a statement released on Facebook.
Yesterday, a terrible tragedy struck the Fayette County Public Schools family. Superintendent Verse Hammett expressed condolences to the families of the young ladies who lost their lives, stating “First and foremost, we want to send our thoughts and prayers.”
According to Hamlett, the district has expressed its willingness to aid investigators while also ensuring that students are provided with necessary resources.
According to Hamlett, it is encouraged that individuals keep the friends and families of these young ladies and Fayette County Public Schools in their thoughts and prayers.
A balloon vigil was held by the district to pay tribute to the two teenagers.
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