Georgia high school students sickened by unknown substance

Four high school students outside Atlanta were being treated at area hospitals after ingesting an unknown substance and one student was arrested

Four high school students outside Atlanta were being treated Friday at area hospitals after ingesting an unknown substance and one student was arrested.

In a statement, Henry County Schools spokesman J.D. Hardin says emergency personnel and school resource officers responded to a medical emergency at Locust Grove High on Friday morning.

Henry County Chief Deputy David Foster tells WSB-TV the students — all girls — likely ingested the party drug GHB.

The four hospitalized students include a 17-year-old, 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds. Foster says another 15-year-old student is in custody for allegedly supplying the drug and will face charges of possession with intent to distribute GHB, possession of GHB, reckless conduct and disruption of a public school.

The sheriff's office says all five girls are friends. Their names were not released.

Hardin said classes proceeded as scheduled.