Students Transported From Miami Coral Park Senior High School for Possible Substance Overdose

Dionisio Lockridge, 22, was arrested on drug possession charges in connection with the incident: school district spokesman

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    9 students at Miami Coral Park Senior High School were hospitalized for a possible overdose after eating laced brownies, officials said. Students and parents comment. (Published Friday, Apr 12, 2013)

    A suspect has been arrested in connection with Thursday's incident in which 10 students at Miami Coral Park Senior High School were hospitalized for a possible overdose after eating laced brownies, officials said.

    A large amount of marijuana, as well as cocaine and brownies, were found at the home of the suspect, who is not a student, Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesman John Schuster said.

    9 Miami Coral Park Senior High School Students Hospitalized for Possible Substance Overdose

    [MI] 9 Miami Coral Park Senior High School Students Hospitalized for Possible Substance Overdose
    Authorities said 9 students at Miami Coral Park Senior High School were hospitalized Thursday for a possible overdose after eating laced brownies, but it was unknown what was in the food. A 10th student received treatment but was not transported by fire rescue. Student Danivellis Torres and parents Cecilia Mancilla and Efrain Juliao gave their reactions to the incident. (Published Thursday, Apr 11, 2013)

    Miami-Dade Schools Police arrested Dionisio Lockridge, 22, for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of cocaine, and possession of Xanax, according to Schuster.

    He was being held on $20,000 bond Friday. It was not immediately known whether Lockridge has an attorney.

    Several Students Transported to Hospital After Possible Overdose

    [MI] Several Students Transported to Hospital After Possible Overdose
    Aerial footage of Miami Coral Park Senior High School on Thursday after several students were taken to the hospital for a possible substance overdose. (Published Thursday, Apr 11, 2013)

    The brownies have been sent to the Miami-Dade crime lab for testing.

    The 9 students were taken to Miami Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional, Schuster said earlier. Another student received treatment but was not transported by fire rescue, he said.

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    It was unknown what was in the food they ate.

    "Miami-Dade Schools Police are investigating the matter to identify the substance that the students ingested as well as the source of the substance," the school district said in an email statement.

    Earlier, aerial footage showed two ambulances parked in front of the school, located at 8865 Southwest 16th Street in Miami, and authorities waiting outside with a stretcher.

    "The students were transported as a precautionary measure," the school board said in a statement. "Miami-Dade Schools Police are investigating the matter to identify the substance the students ingested as well as the source of the substance."

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    A student told NBC 6 that Thursday morning, a number of students were selling brownies to their peers, and then moments later, after ingesting the food, many got violently ill.

    "I saw the kids throwing up. There were kids who were very itchy," said student Danivellis Torres.

    Another student said she saw kids passing out.

    "I'm very nervous. I don't understand what happened here," said parent Cecilia Mantilla.

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