Helen Bernstein High School student dies from overdose of fentanyl-laced Percocet, 3 others hospitalized

The 17-year-old girl who surived and is recovering told the police that they got the pills they overdosed on from the same dealer at Lexington Park

Helen Bernstein High School student dies from overdose of fentanyl-laced Percocet, 3 others hospitalized
Two students from Bernstein High School overdose while one dies, and two more found overdosing from Percocet pills in Lexington Park. (CBS News Los Angeles/video screenshot)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A horrific sight was unearthed in and near Helen Bernstein High School in LA as a bunch of teenagers were found overdosed. One girl died and three teenagers were hospitalized as they overdosed on Percocet laced with fentanyl. The grim discoveries were made by a parent who was concerned his stepdaughter had not come home and had reported his missing stepdaughter at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, September 13.

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The police responded to a call from the school located in the 1300 block of North Wilton Place in Hollywood for an overdose investigation around 9 pm. After the missing child was found, she told the officials that her friend was in the women’s restroom in the school with drugs. Upon discovery, the 15-year-old teen was found unresponsive from an apparent overdose. Los Angeles Fire Department pronounced her dead after giving the medical aid and trying to revive her. From here, the investigation led to Lexington Park, reports NBC News. This is also the famous school where the famous television show 'Glee' was shot. 

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The Los Angeles Unified School District issued a statement on Wednesday, September 14, talking about the student who died. It read, "We are working with the Los Angeles Police Department, the lead agency on this ongoing investigation, and at this point and due to confidentiality issues, we have no further information to share. As we work together with LAPD to uncover the details of this tragic situation, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of both students."

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4 teens overdose on Percocet laced with fentanyl

Less than a mile away from school, officers made their way to Lexington Park where they found two more teens who were approximate of the same age, one of them was a male, overdosing. The pair found at the park do not attend Bernstein High and it is unclear whether they know each other or not. The girls, however, are from the same school. The 17-year-old is in stable condition as per CBS News. She told the officials that they bought the pills they overdosed on from the same dealer at Lexington Park, in the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue. This has prompted the police to believe that the dealer frequents this park. The Los Angeles Police Department has warned the about the dangers of pills laced with fentanyl, which can be 50 times more potent than heroin. It was the leading cause of drug deaths in 2021. 

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Parents whose children attend Bernstein High are now concerned about the safety of their loved ones. One such parent, Dusty the rapper, 40, whose 16-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter attend the school, is concerned with the safety protocols and surprised that the school doesn't do much about drug prevention. He told LA Times, "I’m really surprised this happened and I’m shocked because my kids are athletes at this school, and I’m scared that they could get peer pressured into doing drugs." He is hoping that the school and the community "address the issue and come together and figure out some kind of drug awareness program."

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