Investigation underway after high school student in Owensboro hospitalized after vaping incident



We have new details about a Daviess County High School student rushed to the hospital after vaping at school.

Six other people may be facing charges related to the incident. This investigation began at Daviess County High School just after Noon. The school resource officer received a call from school staff reporting a female student had been taken to Owensboro Regional Hospital from what a press release called an “alleged vaping overdose.”

Eyewitness News’ Amanda Mueller spoke with the Chief Deputy from the sheriff’s office and asked what that means.

“I don’t know that I’d call it an overdose, it’s a situation where they’re intoxicated until the level that’s just a concern. The big concern is you don’t know what product they have ingested.”

Six other juveniles and possibly more will be facing drug charges for being under the influence. The female was treated and released.

It’s not clear exactly what was in the vape, but it has been sent to the state lab for testing. However, investigators do think it was most likely THC.

We were also told it was Juul vape and none of the minors are facing distribution charges.

This is the second vaping incident that required hospitalization in Daviess County so far.


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – An investigation is underway after a high school student in Owensboro was hospitalized after a vaping incident.

According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, a resource officer was contacted by Daviess County High School staff members around 12:15PM about a female juvenile was taken to Owensboro Health for an “alleged vaping overdose”.

The sheriff’s office expects to charge at least 6 juveniles with various drug charges.

The female juvenile taken to the hospital has since been treated and released. And whatever the juvenile was vaping will be sent off to the Kentucky State Police Lab for analysis.

The school staff and resource officers are still investigating the incident.

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(This story was originally published on November 14, 2019)

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