Narcan available in all Volusia County schools, officials say
Share and Follow


VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County schools will now have Narcan available on all campuses, officials confirmed on Saturday.

“All of our guardians have now been trained and equipped with it,” a Volusia County Schools told News 6.

In Volusia County, school guardians do not have arrest authority and are employees of the school district.

Naloxone, the generic name for Narcan, is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids—including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

[EXCLUSIVE: Become a News 6 Insider (it’s FREE) | PINIT! Share your photos]

In October, News 6 reported that the Volusia County Recovery Alliance was pushing for Narcan kits to be available in all Volusia schools.

“It’s sad that I think it’s necessary,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said at the time.

Back in July, a 17-year-old in DeLand suffered a fatal overdose after ingesting fentanyl-laced narcotics, according to court records.

Before then, another DeLand High School student had a medical episode in the school’s bathroom after smoking a fentanyl-laced vape pen, investigators said.

And in October, a 15-year-old Deltona High School student was caught vaping in a bathroom, and his vape pen tested positive for THC and fentanyl, the sheriff’s office announced.


Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

Copyright 2023 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.

Share and Follow
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Previously missing VA Tech student located by police in Missouri

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — The Montgomery County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office said…

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki sentenced to 8 years in absentia

TUNIS – A court in Tunisia sentenced former president Moncef Marzouki to…

Israeli media report progress on reaching a temporary truce in Gaza and a hostage-prisoner exchange

TEL AVIV – Mediators are making progress on an agreement for a…

Report: Three of the ‘hottest’ US housing markets are in Illinois

ILLINOIS – There’s high demand for homes just about anywhere you’ll look.…

Is North Dakota dog-friendly? Studies suggest not

BISMARCK, N.D. () — North Dakota is a state that is commonly…

Coaches, players weigh in on new NCAA volleyball rule

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — There’s a big rule change for women’s…

Voters react to former President Donald Trump winning Palmetto State in landslide

COLUMBIA, SC. ()- Former President Donald Trump has won the South Carolina…

Which states are sending the most people to North Dakota?

STACKER — Fewer Americans moved in 2022, according to the latest census…