Saturday, February 24

Three Students Overdoses At Berkmar High School Prompt Increased Drug Prevention Efforts in Gwinnett Schools | News

Gwinnett County Public Schools officials and community partners are facing an issue that the district has never faced before: students are overdosing on drugs at school.

So far, the overdose issue is limited to Berkmar High School, where three students have experienced fentanyl-related overdoses on school grounds this semester. School officials told the Daily Post none of the students died since the overdose-reversing drug, Narcan, was administered in each case.


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