After string of teen overdoses, L.A. schools will get OD reversal drug naloxone

Los Angeles public schools will stock campuses with the overdose reversal drug naloxone in the aftermath of a student’s death at Bernstein High School, putting the nation’s second-largest school system on the leading edge of a strategy increasingly favored by public health experts.

The move, which will affect some 1,400 elementary, middle and high schools, is part of the district’s newly expanded anti-drug strategy, quickly assembled in response to student overdoses. Officials on Thursday said nine students have overdosed across the district in recent weeks, including seven linked to the Bernstein campus and Hollywood High School. The response plans will also include expanded parent outreach and peer counseling.

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