Four youth at the East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility were taken to hospitals earlier this week for what the fire agency that responded said were calls regarding “possible overdoses.”
The incidents were reported in four separate calls to Cal Fire over less than two hours. The first call came in shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, and the last call came several minutes before noon, a Cal Fire spokesperson said Friday.
A county spokesperson said one youth “experienced a medical emergency” about 10 a.m. “Officers and medical staff responded immediately to render aid,” he said, “and emergency medical services were called to the facility.”
The juvenile was taken to receive additional medical care. Three more youths were later also transported for medical care.
All four were returned to the facility the same day, and their parents were notified.
County officials did not provide further information about the incident, which was first reported by 10News, including whether the emergencies were in fact overdoses or another medical issue.