Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a 15-year-old girl's death overdose at a California high school.

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a 15-year-old girl's death overdose at a California high school.

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a 15-year-old girl's death overdose at a California high school.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two teens were detained Thursday in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed in a high school lavatory after purchasing pills probably laced with fentanyl on campus, according to Los Angeles police.

According to police Chief Michel Moore, a search warrant was issued at 8:30 a.m. as part of an investigation into the overdose death of a girl a day earlier at Bernstein High School in Hollywood.

Moore said a 15-year-old child who lives with his grandmother was arrested on charges of manslaughter. Investigators suspect he sold Percocet tablets to two 15-year-old buddies about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, who crushed and snorted the drugs in their school's washroom.

Melanie Ramos, 15, was identified as the student who died by the Los Angeles County Coroner. Her anonymous buddy, who also overdosed, was admitted to the hospital and was expected to recover.

Moore also stated that a 16-year-old kid was detained on suspicion of distributing fentanyl-laced tablets to two other high school students who overdosed after purchasing the narcotics at adjacent Lexington Park. According to the chief, he might face narcotics-related charges.

The police will collaborate with the US. Moore said the Drug Enforcement Agency is looking for the distributors who gave the drugs to the 15- and 16-year-old boys.

"There's a drug ring behind this," he claimed.

The adolescent suspects knew each other because they attended Apex Academy, an independent charter school on the same campus as Bernstein.

Dealers laced ordinary medicines with fentanyl is becoming more widespread, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stated at a press conference.

"This is not an overdose. These are those who have been poisoned "According to Garcetti. "A single tablet may kill."

Officers were summoned to Bernstein High School Tuesday night after a father reported that his 15-year-old stepdaughter had overdosed on campus, according to police.

The daughter and her companion had not returned home from school that afternoon, so the guy drove about town looking for them. According to police Lt. John Radke, he discovered his stepdaughter in a school courtyard at 8 p.m.

She had overdosed but managed to warn her stepfather that her buddy was in a campus girls' lavatory, Radke said on Wednesday.

The male and a school staffer discovered the second girl unconscious in the school's washroom, where kids and parents had congregated for evening sporting events. According to authorities, the guy provided first aid until paramedics came and pronounced her dead. His stepdaughter was in the hospital.

Earlier in the day, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to two different calls reporting probable overdoses of two teenagers in the Lexington Park neighborhood, which is just a few streets from Bernstein High and a slew of other schools, according to authorities.

"It is thought that the overdose victims are Bernstein and local high school students," according to a police statement.

According to Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, one of the casualties was a 17-year-old student at neighboring Hollywood High School.

There have been a total of six occurrences of drug-related events, including overdoses, originating from illicit drugs obtained recently at Lexington Park in a residential section of East Hollywood near the U.S. 101 highway, according to Carvalho.

"It is a well-known park for allowing folks to sell narcotics in order to offer drugs to some of our pupils," the superintendent told reporters on Wednesday.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, who represents the neighborhood, ordered the park closed on Wednesday, according to Carvalho.

Grief and crisis counselors were on hand at Bernstein High, according to a statement from LA Unified.

For months, law enforcement authorities around the country have warned about the risks of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It's regularly incorporated into illegal tablets disguised as prescription pain relievers or other medications.

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