Juvenile charged after distributing unknown substance to Brainerd High students

A Chattanooga Police vehicle blocks the entrance to Brainerd High School Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Brainerd, Tennessee. The school was on a lockdown for several hours and several students were tended to and K-9 units performed a sweep of the school.

Charges were filed Wednesday against a Brainerd High student that distributed an unknown substance to other students last week, sending several to the hospital.

The juvenile, whose name has not been released, was charged with 4 counts of reckless endangerment, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.

Five students ingested an undetermined substance and began showing "concerning physical symptoms" at Brainerd High last week.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded, including CPD, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the city of Ringgold.

Police have still not determined the substance that students ingested at Brainerd.

At an unrelated meeting Wednesday, Superintendent Bryan Johnson responded that any disciplinary actions following the incident would be handled at the school-level by school administrators. He noted that the district would not disclose disciplinary actions taken against students.

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