Narcan is being dispensed in all LAUSD schools after recent teen overdoses

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The anti-overdose drug Narcan will be made available to all K-12 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the coming weeks, the district director announced Thursday.

Narcan will first be made available in high schools and high schools, and the doses will also be distributed to all school police officers.

According to a press release, the doses will be provided free of charge by the provincial health ministry.

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Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says the district will also begin a broad education campaign aimed at parents, and a peer-to-peer campaign to educate students about the dangers of fentanyl.

The announcement comes amid recent student overdoses of fentanyl, including the death of a 15-year-old girl at a Hollywood high school.

City News contributed to this report.

DEVELOPMENT: We will add more details to this report as they become available.

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This week we spend half an hour on Eyewitness News to focus on the fentanyl crisis and help you get answers.We’ll be joined by Carvalho, experts from the Los Angeles Drug Enforcement Agency and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, along with a father who started a nonprofit after he lost his son to fentanyl.

Watch our Town Hall: The Fentanyl Crisis on Thursday at 5:30 PM, where you also stream ABC7.

SOURCES:

  • www.dea.gov/onepill
  • www.songforcharlie.org
  • www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc
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