New York City police are investigating the death of a New York high school student who died from a suspected heroin overdose.
Nashville police Chief Mike Edmonson said Thursday that officers received information about a “highly suspicious” overdose of heroin and prescription pills at the high school last month.
The teenager, who was 15, died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
“We are still investigating to see what led to this young man’s death,” Edmonsons told reporters.
“This is an active, ongoing investigation.”
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will lead the probe, which will include interviews with people at the school and those who knew the teenager, Edmonsont said.
The teenager, identified as Nicholas “Nick” Clark, was reportedly at high school in Nashville when he died, the AP reported.
He attended the high-school’s North High School in Nashville for three years.
His parents, who live in New York, were reportedly notified about the death and are cooperating with authorities, the paper reported.
The death of the teen came just weeks after a 16-year-old New York teen died from an overdose at a Brooklyn high school after using prescription painkillers, the New York Daily News reported.