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Students treated for suspected overdoses at Los Angeles Unified middle school

Ten students were treated for suspected overdose Thursday at Van Nuys Middle School after exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the incident, and searched the school alongside police officers to ensure all students were accounted for.

Seven of the 10 showing mild to moderate symptoms were transported to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times. All students are in stable condition, according Los Angeles Unified.

The fire department confirmed that the incident did not involve fentanyl but rather was suspected to be caused by cannabis. However, the investigation is still ongoing.

Instruction has continued as usual at Van Nuys Middle School, according to LAUSD, which said it requested medical assistance out of caution.

“We take the health and safety of our students very seriously,” the district wrote in a statement. “Every effort is made to ensure our students learn in a safe environment.”