Shock when two Fayette Ware students are found dead outside of the high school while another fights for his life while police investigate
TWO teenage girls have been found dead outside a high school before a graduation ceremony while police investigate the incident.
A third teenager who was hospitalized in critical condition is now stable.
Officers found the teens in the Fayette-Ware High School parking lot around 4:40 p.m.
Her identity was not released, but the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this to the local CBS affiliate WREG that the teenagers were 16 and 17 years old.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident for a possible drug overdose, WREG reported.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also supporting the investigation.
The high school is among Fayette County Public Schools, which released a statement Tuesday night confirming the incident.
“Please pray for these students, their families and the family of Fayette County Public Schools,” the statement concluded.
Many concerned community members commented on the post, calling the situation “sad”.
“Things need to change,” one person wrote.
“This is devastating,” said another.
Fayette-Ware High School continued Tuesday night’s graduation ceremony as scheduled.
According to WREG, a minute’s silence was held for the two students at the beginning of the ceremony.
The high school is located in Somerville, Tennessee, about 50 miles east of Memphis.
The US Sun has contacted the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for more information.