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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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‘Mass poisoning:’ Officials seize 15,000 fentanyl pills disguised as candy

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“It’s a mass poisoning.” That’s what Derek Maltz, former DEA special operations director, is calling the fentanyl crisis. In an interview on Fox News, Maltz calls on parents to educate themselves, as the deadly drug is being disguised as candy.

Two Maryland men were charged with trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills that looked like popular candy into Connecticut, the Justice Department said Friday.

With Halloween just weeks away, Maltz wants parents to be warned that the deadly rainbow-colored pills may be marketed to children. During the recent seizure in Connecticut, officials seized 15,000 pills disguised as candy.  The drugs were stashed in Skittles and Nerds packaging, officials said.

“We’re seeing an unprecedented amount of kids dying as young as 13 years old,” Maltz said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

“And we know now, the DEA says, that 40% of the pills contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.”

Maltz confirmed cartels are taking advantage of teens’ obsession with the internet by selling the drugs on social media platforms. Maltz added that the children being targeted in these sales may not know any better.

 

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