Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD takes steps to address student fentanyl abuse following overdose deaths
CARROLLTON, Texas - The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District wants to educate families about the dangers of fentanyl after several recent student overdose deaths.
Two adults were arrested this week and accused of running a fentanyl ring near several schools in Carrollton.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration said three teens who bought drugs from them died and several more were hospitalized after overdosing.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD has taken steps to fight the effects of fentanyl including putting Narcan on all its campuses. The medication is used to reverse the effects of an overdose.
The district also hosted an event Thursday night on the effects of fentanyl. More than 200 parents attended, many to vent their frustrations.
"I feel there's been a significant lack of communications from the district. After several deaths and overdoses, many of us have found out from the news and through social media that these tragic events have unfolded," one parent said.
"I would like more transparency going forward because I hear that some of these kids are trying to get help, but they don't know how to get the help that they need," another parent added.
Law enforcement and health experts were among the speakers.