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Several students at Maple High School in Vandenberg Village were evaluated Friday for being under the influence, according to Lompoc Unified School District officials.

Len Wood, Staff

Six Maple High School students were evaluated Friday morning for potentially being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the Vandenberg Village campus around 11:30 a.m. Friday on a report that several students were potentially under the influence, according to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. 

"A sheriff’s school resource deputy assigned to the Maple High School and Cabrillo High School campuses was on scene and able to quickly intervene and work with Maple High School staff to locate the involved students," Hoover said. "Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Probation personnel responded as well."

She said that six students, including both both males and females, were transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital for further evaluation. All the students were reportedly juveniles.

"They were all treated and released to their families," Hoover said. 

She added, "At no point was there a threat to the students or staff at Maple High School."

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Lompoc Unified School District officials also released a short statement about the situation on Friday. While that statement did not offer any specific details, it did note that LUSD was working with the Sheriff's Office to investigate the incident and that “all students are safe.”

Maple High School, located at 4010 Jupiter Ave., is a continuation school that provides alternative schooling for students whose educational needs aren't met in traditional high school programs.

Willis Jacobson covers the city of Lompoc for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @WJacobsonLR.