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’s superintendent announced Thursday.
Narcan will initially be available in high and middle schools, and cans will also be made available to all school police officers.
According to a press release, the cans will be provided free of charge by the county’s Department of Health.
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Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says the district will also launch a broad parent education campaign and a peer-to-peer campaign to raise student awareness of the dangers of fentanyl.
The announcement comes amid recent student fentanyl overdoses, including the death of a 15-year-old girl at a Hollywood high school.
City News contributed to this report.
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