Crime

Did a Boca Raton Teen Die of an Overdose of New, Strange Drug?

Last month, Boca Raton was rocked with one of those stories that keep parents sleepless at night: a high schooler cut down too soon. But when the first reports on the June 13 death began circulating online, drugs were fingered as a possible culprit. Since then, the story has ballooned online into a kind of news-story Frankenstein -- pieced together with facts, Tweets, comment section speculation, rumor, and knee-jerk reactions.

So much so that right now, it's hard to discern what actually happened from the fallout noise -- although, in the end, this is clear: A young kid who shouldn't have died did, leaving behind stricken family and friends.

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Kyle Swenson
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