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‘40 Small Bags’ Containing Fentanyl Found in CT School After Seventh Grader Dies of Overdose in Gymnasium

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Sara Carter has been a leading force in reporting on the dangerous levels of fentanyl that are crossing our borders and making its way into common street drugs, killing our citizens at an alarming rate.

The tragic story of a 13-year-old Hartford, Connecticut student is becoming all too familiar. The young boy, whose name is not being released at this time, overdosed on fentanyl while at school last week.

According to law enforcement officials, the seventh-grader was listed in “grave condition” at the hospital after he collapsed in the gymnasium at the Sports and Medical Science Academy on Thursday.

The New York Post reports:

After he collapsed, a school nurse performed CPR on the unconscious boy until EMTs arrived and rushed him to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Police said they found evidence of the opiate — which is fatal if taken even in tiny doses — near the teenager.

Two other potential victims, who never lost consciousness, were identified by school staff and admitted to the hospital for observation after complaining of dizziness. Police believed all three had come into contact with the deadly drug at the same time. Those two students had been released from the hospital and were at home by Saturday, officials said.

The school was evacuated and drug-sniffing dogs were brought in to help with a thorough search of the building, officials said. During the search, police found 40 small bags containing what was determined to be powdered fentanyl, Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert told reporters at a press conference. The bags were found in two classrooms and the gymnasium.

The school was closed on Friday and will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday while the building is wiped clean. The state Department of Public Health will notify school officials when it is deemed safe to return.

Police said they believe the students brought the drugs to school and no arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.

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  1. Brad Isaacson

    January 17, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Children have very little critical thought. All that is overwhelmed by the promise of drug induced freeing of the body-mind from the weight of today’s constant drumbeat of negativity. So, unable to process that climate of ‘negative’ emotions the snake oil that drugs offer is too good, for many kids, to pass on. The programs for kids to shape good character are largely gone from society. When is the last time anybody saw Boy or Girl Scouts around town, in uniform? Frankly, our moral compass, especially for kids, has been flushed down a dark hole.

    • Donald Russell

      January 18, 2022 at 1:59 pm

      Kids today are taught what to think not how to think. Ct cities continue to close all outlets for children to learn and adapt to critical thinking. It’s sad I worked for New Haven starting in ’85 and have seen the decline in all activities that offered an education and free thinking

  2. Dawn and Joseph Moore

    January 17, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Thank you biden administration!
    How much more blood on your hands will it take before you reverse your open border policy???
    You are truly disgusting maggots! You care more about childish vengeance than you do about REAL American citizens.
    AND IT WILL SHOW UP IN NOVEMBER!!!!!

  3. Gregory Daller

    January 17, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Close the border!

  4. Martin

    January 17, 2022 at 10:46 am

    This death rests squarely on Joe Biden’s head along with all Democrats that are for open borders. They would be accusing us if the tables were turned here so why are we not accusing them of this death? The Democrats have so much blood on their hands with all of their policies.

  5. Lynn

    January 17, 2022 at 11:17 am

    I cannot understand why there isn’t any curiosity or investigation in to how much drug cartel money is funneled to Democrats to keep our border wide open. Democrats are losing the Hispanic vote, bigly, because a whole lot of my Hispanic friends tell me the Democrats are in the pocket of the cartels, and their community knows it. But no one seems to care.

  6. TellTheTruth-2

    January 17, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    People supplying this DEATH drug need to be charged with premeditated murder.

  7. Sandra

    January 17, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Drug dealers need to be caught, tried and executed on the spot.
    It’s the ONLY way to an end to this blight on our society.

  8. gloria

    January 17, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    something has got to be done to stop this killer from coming across the border. Do you think that man that we are supposed to call President cares?? NO!!!!!! he nor anymore of the demorats really care. Get them out of DC

  9. Carole C Lucca

    January 17, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Parents where are you? Now is the time to be the role models for your children and grandchildren. NOw before its too late.” No left Turn” Moms for Liberty” “Loud Majority”

  10. Stephane

    January 18, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Thank you biden!

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Campuses experiment with making free Naloxone available to combat drug overdoses

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The pandemic has exacerbated the use, overdoses and deaths of illicit drug use; primarily among our youth. In a desperate attempt to curb the raising fatality rates, experts claim it is time to experiment, particularly on college campuses and universities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average age of those who died in 2019 of drug overdose was only 22-years-old. Overdose numbers across all ages have only increased as the highly potent Fentanyl is being used to cut street drugs and is flooding into the United States, primarily from Mexico.

The University of Texas at Austin’s director of the PhARM Program Claire Zagorski notes the dangers of current synthetic opioid use such as fentanyl. Students using “are just unfortunately doing so in a very dangerous time in the drug market” said Zagorski.

Just last October the school and community mourned the death of  Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger who died of an accidental drug overdose.

The deaths of students increasing at an alarming rate has given Zagorski and others the idea to experiment with making naloxone available for free, beginning at the University of Texas. Although Zagorski said “we are not hearing about a lot of confirmed reports among students at UT” the “reality is we are most certainly seeing more than we are hearing about.”

Zagorski says the little data they have on overdoses on campus might not be showing the full picture but having access to life saving resources like Naloxone can help. Naloxone was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to reverse opioid addiction. When someone is overdosing, if emergency Naloxone is administered in a timely manner, it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of drugs such as heroine, morphine and oxycodone.

“Naloxone is a fantastic medicine,” Zagorski said. “It is the antidote to opioid overdose.” Initially, Naloxone was put into residence halls, then expanded into the library. Plans to increase Naloxone’s availability around campus is believed to be, quite literally, the only antidote.

Kami Johnston, student director of Operation Naloxone, said “What Operation Naloxone does in the school of pharmacy is we hold campus-wide trainings. So we train people how to recognize an opioid overdose, how to respond to it, how to use Naloxone.”

 

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