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How Montgomery Co. schools plans to crack down on students’ fentanyl use

February 28, 2023
The use of hard drugs has been an epidemic for over a decade and there are no simple or easy solutions.

The Montgomery County Public School system has released a plan to combat the rise in opioid use and overdoses in the Maryland county’s over 200 schools — including a crackdown on how long and when students can be in the restroom. In a statement released Friday, the Maryland school system announced it would take immediate and strategic actions to inform the community about the dangers of fentanyl — which has, as of Jan. 24, resulted in over 11 cases of youth overdoses in the county’s schools since the beginning of the school year, according to the school system’s spokesperson Jessica Baxter.

Article Source: WTOP

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