Two teens die after overdose at Ashland City residential treatment program

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Posted at 7:07 PM, Nov 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-01 09:16:53-05

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two teenage girls died after authorities say they overdosed on over-the-counter medication while at an Ashland City residential treatment program.

The incident happened at Oak Plains Academy this week. Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the 15-year-old girls gained access to a nurse's door to take a bottle and several blister packs of Benadryl on the night of Nov. 28.

Police said the girls drank an undetermined amount of the Benadryl and fell unconscious during morning classes on Nov. 29.

Medical personnel pronounced one of the girls dead in the emergency room that day. The other girl was taken to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she later died on Wednesday evening.

The investigation is still ongoing, authorities said.

Oak Plains Academy offers psychiatric treatment services and therapeutic behavioral health services to children and teens. The campus also features an academic building.

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