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School District issues advisory on fentanyl

 

October 10, 2019

The Edmonds School District on Monday, Oct. 7, sent a letter to families regarding the increase in the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths among young people, including high school students.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid drug that can be up to 100 times more powerful than other opioids. Fentanyl is often added to illicit street drugs such as fake pills and white powder. Fentanyl and other opioids cause overdose by slowing breathing, and eventually can cause death.

"Our hearts go out to the families and school communities that have been impacted by these most recent deaths,"...



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