Staff Report

On Tuesday morning, at approximately 7:50 a.m., the Leitchfield Police Department and Grayson County EMS responded to Grayson County High School in reference to several students who had become ill after ingesting an unknown substance from a “vaping” device.

Based upon information obtained during the investigation, several students had been vaping from devices known as “Dab Pens,” according to an LPD news release.

LPD Detective Kevin Smith said one student went into the nurse’s office stating that they were sick, and it was determined that at least 12 students had been using the substance and were experiencing the same symptoms.

Three of the students were transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by Grayson County EMS, and one was transported to the hospital by private means. They were treated and released.

The other students were released to their parents, the release states.

According to Smith, a search was conducted at a residence in Leitchfield in reference to the incident and yielded more of the substance.

Two juvenile subjects have since been charged in connection with the incidents. The charges include 12 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Additional charges are pending, police say.

The case remains under investigation by the Leitchfield Police Department and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in an effort to identify and locate the source of the substance.