School Resource Officer Investigating Overdose at High School: On the morning of March 8, the nurse at La Plata High School requested the School Resource Officer’s assistance with a student that was hyperventilating and exhibiting abnormal behavior. The officer was able to calm the student down, and the student notified the officer that she had used a vape pen containing what was believed to be marijuana at school shortly before her symptoms began. The student was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition. The student faces possible disciplinary consequences from CCPS. Anyone with information about this case should contact M/Cpl. Burger at 301-609-3282 ext.0475. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may direct the information to Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 866-411-TIPS(8477).

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