Smoky Hill freshman Kristin Callbeck
, 15, was taken to a hospital after collapsing and died a short time later.
Arapahoe County officials said their investigation might take eight to 10 weeks.
Local schools showed support for the Smoky Hill community by using the hashtag #OneHerd on Twitter.
A memorial service for Callbeck is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
In the news: A New York City basketball legend from the 1970s was arrested along with a dozen others in a massive heroin ring, Brooklyn authorities announced Thursday.
James "Fly" Williams, who played streetball in the Bronx, was selected NYSSWA all-state in 1972 out of Glen Springs Academy and was a standout for Austin Peay before a brief stint in the pros, allegedly was part of a ring that sold some $2 million worth of heroin-filled glassines in the past three months alone, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
Those considered major traffickers, including Williams, face up to 25 years to life in prison. Six firearms were also recovered during the investigation.
Williams, 65, acted as a community advocate and was public about his own battle with addiction, The New York Post reported.
"That someone with his stature in the community with his influence with young people would run such a narcotics operation is truly sad and reprehensible," Gonzalez said. "These are the worst kind of drug dealers because they were selling to neighbors and other communities."
Following up: Though I certainly know the cast of characters, I don't have any inside connection to Rush-Henrietta track star Sammy Watson or the Royal Comets staff.
However, I do keep in touch with people who know their way around the inner workings of college and professional track. Based on chatting with some and trading correspondence with others, I can vouch for the staggering numbers thrown around in reporter Jeff DiVeronica's story after Watson signed a letter of intent Thursday with Texas A&M.
Watson, who set three national indoor records this winter, could have pulled down in excess of $250,000 a year in shoe contract and endorsement payments for a lengthy period had she opted to join a recent trend by some track elites to bypass college.
If she runs sub-2:00 in the 800 meters on a consistent basis at A&M and gets to the 2020 Olympics as a 20-year-old, the $250K will look like tip money in a good restaurant.
Extra points: Bishop Kearney has named Rick Gause as its new varsity football head coach. Gause, the father of former Kings standout and current Denver Broncos linebacker Quentin Gause, previously worked at Bishop Kearney from 2008-14 as a track coach and football assistant.
Gause replaces Eddie Long, who guided Kearney to state semifinals the past two seasons. Long left Kearney to return to Greece Olympia, where he was a star running back before graduating in 1991.