Confiscated vape pens take a look at constructive for fentanyl, heroin in Mifflin County College District

Fentanyl-related overdoses because of laced vape liquid are rising all through the nation, particularly amongst teenagers.

MIFFLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Mifflin County College District issued a stark warning to folks after confiscating three vape pens that examined constructive for fentanyl or heroin all through the previous two weeks. 

In a letter despatched to households and posted on the district’s web site, Superintendent Vance Varner stated Mifflin County Excessive College administration and faculty useful resource officers discovered “the vaping units have been altered with fentanyl or heroin being injected by way of the vaping liquid.” 

Varner famous it is a regarding and doubtlessly lethal pattern contemplating even one publicity to fentanyl can kill somebody. He additionally defined fentanyl-related overdoses because of laced vape liquid are rising all through the nation.

“An individual can not odor or style fentanyl,” wrote Varner. “Signs from publicity to fentanyl might embrace disorientation, coughing, sedation, respiratory misery, or cardiac arrest. The reversal agent, Narcan, is probably not efficient as a result of efficiency of fentanyl.” 

Dad and mom are inspired to have a dialog with their kids concerning the dangers of utilizing vaping units which will include liquid laced with fentanyl. Officers stated assets can be found to any pupil who feels hooked on vaping. 

“Any pupil who would love assist with any sort of dependancy is inspired to talk together with his or her faculty counselor, faculty nurse, or principal,” wrote Varner. “This faculty official will assist prepare for the scholar to fulfill confidentially with a school-based drug and/or Clear Ideas counselor. Most essential, this course of would stay confidential for the scholar.”

Varner continued to say any pupil who seeks out assist won’t face penalties from their faculty, and their data won’t be shared with their faculty’s administration. 

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