UPDATE: 12:30 pm - An email regarding the alleged incident has now been sent out to all parents of students attending Portage Central High School.

"First Responders were called to PC to support a student this morning"

"One of our students experienced a medical emergency this morning during our third-hour class. At this point, we are unaware of the cause of the medical emergency. We are very grateful that PC students and colleagues responded very quickly, along with our community first responders.

"Our Portage Fire Department was here in moments to further support our student, with emergency medics and doctors a few minutes behind. Our students' parents were also here very quickly. Our student body waited patiently in their third-hour classes while the medical professionals supported our student for about 45 minutes.

"There simply are no words to express how grateful we are for how thoughtfully and quickly students and colleagues communicated, so that we could respond. Too, the medical professionals who helped our student were incredible: skill, prepared and caring.

"We hope to provide an update in this week's Mustang Minutes.

"So grateful for our entire community"

The email was signed by principal Eric Alburtus.

UPDATE: 11:15 a.m. - The source inside Portage Central has confirmed that the lockdown has been lifted on the school. It allegedly lasted for about an hour and a half.

At this time, no additional information is being released on the incident.

ORIGINAL STORY - At 11 a.m. Monday morning, March 18th, Townsquare Media was informed that Portage Central High School was on a lockdown for a possible overdose event.

An anonymous source from inside the school alerted their parent, who is a member of the Townsquare Media staff in Kalamazoo, that there was apparently "an overdose of some sort."

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As of the publishing of this article, it's unclear as to who was affected, whether it was staff or students, or how many people may have been affected by the incident.

It's also unclear as to what might have caused the alleged overdose.

As more details become available, we will update this article with more information.

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