A teenager who was found dead in a lake early Sunday after he “disappeared” from an Alpharetta house party was a senior at Cambridge High School.
Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale said they are not providing any statements regarding Chamberlain Ivey’s death “except to confirm” his grade level and enrollment at the school.
Police believe 18-year-old Ivey drowned, and are “investigating the possibility that illegal narcotics played a role in the events that transpired.” Police have provided no additional information about the possible illegal drugs.
The student’s body was found in Lake Windward after officers came across “a large party” at a home on Clipper Bay Drive around 3:40 a.m. and were told that Ivey was missing, according to Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon.
Neighbors reported hearing “a splash” in the lake. Gordon said “additional attendees” of the party were taken to the hospital for treatment.
A GoFundMe page to help Ivey’s mother had raised more than $10,000 by Monday afternoon.
Ivey’s death comes three years after a 14-year-old Cambridge freshman killed himself a day after police were called to an underage drinking party he threw at his parent’s home. In that instance, the student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Counselors were at the school Monday to help students dealing with Ivey’s death.