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Wilkinson County student hospitalized after using cannabis oil

The sheriff says he expects to bring charges in the case once the investigation ends
Cannabis oil

IRWINTON, Ga. — Wilkinson County's sheriff says a high school student became ill Monday after apparently after vaping cannabis oil in school.

Sheriff Richard Chatman says they're still investigating, but he expects to bring charges in the case.

He said it happened around 8:30 a.m. at Wilkinson County High School.

The sheriff says a group of five or six teens were involved and he's not sure how many used the cannabis oil.

He said one boy felt sick and disoriented.

The school resource officer called an ambulance, which took the boy -- a 16-year-old sophomore -- to the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.

So far, there's no word on his condition, but Chatman says they're interviewing witnesses both inside and outside the school.

Superintendent Aaron Geter sent 13WMAZ a statement that said, "The school district is aware of an incident that occurred on the campus of the Wilkinson County High School this morning. This a school matter and we cannot comment on any specifics at this time. The matter is currently being investigated. The safety of all students and staff is of utmost concern to the school district."

He would not answer any questions relating to the case.

Anybody with information can call the sheriff's office at (478) 946-2411.

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