WHEATLAND – On Jan. 14, officers from the Wheatland Police Department and Platte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Wheatland High School involving students possibly sharing prescription medications. During the investigation several students were found to have ingested an unknown pill that had been distributed by another student. Some of these students showed signs of medical issues due to the ingestion of the controlled substance and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment and observation. Due to the fact that this case is still under investigation and the ages of the persons involved, no names or further information will be released at this time.
Due to safety concerns that were exposed during the call earlier in the week, officers from the Wheatland Police Department, Platte County Sheriff’s Office, Casper Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol in cooperation with Platte County School District No.1 conducted a search of the school for drugs and other substances that pose a threat to the safety of the student body. Everyone involved is committed to the safety of the schools and students and will utilize all the available resources to help make the schools a safe, healthy learning environment.
Whether there were any drugs found on the property has not been disclosed.