A FORMER King James’s School student has died in an apparent drugs overdose in York.
16-year-old Poppy Rodgers from Knaresborough died in York Hospital after police attended a house on Tang Hall Lane during the early hours of Friday, April 20.
A 21-year-old local man connected to the incident was also taken to York Hospital but has since been allowed home.
The pair are belived to have taken a yellow/white paste containing amphetamine.
A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from York, have been arrested in connection with the investigation and have now been released on bail.
Poppy, a student at York College, left King James’s School last year.
Mr Carl Sugden, head teacher at King James’s said Poppy had been a ‘well thought of and popular student with a good group of friends.’
Police are appealing for more information about the circumstances surrounding Poppy’s death. Please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 with any information.