Police investigating after eight students possibly overdose at Woodrow Wilson HS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Police say they are investigating after eight students showed symptoms of a possible overdose at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest D.C. on Friday.

D.C. Fire and EMS say the call came in around noon.

Police say seven of the students had to go to the hospital, and one student was treated on scene.

A spokesperson for D.C. Public Schools said their official statement was in the letter sent home by Woodrow Wilson High School Principal Kimberly Martin:

Dear Wilson High School Parents and Families,

At Wilson High School, we highly value and are committed to fostering a learning environment where students feel safe and secure. A large part of that commitment is communicating potential safety issues with parents when they arise. I am writing to inform you of an incident that took place at school.
                                                                             
This afternoon, several of our students became ill at school. Following proper protocols, we immediately contacted Emergency Medical Services, and the students were referred to the appropriate medical officials.
 
The safety of our students is paramount at all times. If you have further questions, you may call the school office at (202) 282-0120 or contact me via email atkimberly.martin@dc.gov.”