Connecticut scholar dies after fentanyl overdose

A 13-year-old who was beforehand reported as being in a ‘grave situation’ has died following a Fentanyl overdose.

The Hartford Sports activities and Medical Science Academy scholar, whose identify has not but been launched, collapsed within the faculty’s gymnasium final Thursday.

Nonetheless, in line with Hartford Police (by way of The New York Put up), the seventh-grader handed away at round 5.30 on Saturday night.

Proof of Fentanyl utilization – which is a robust opiate – was discovered after the boy was initially rushed to the hospital final week. Following his collapse, a faculty nurse carried out CPR till EMT’s arrived, and subsequently transferred him to Connecticut Kids’s Medical Middle.

The drug the boy is reported to have taken has been linked to quite a few untimely deaths within the Connecticut space. Authorities knowledge (by way of Newschannel9) compiled in 2021 confirmed that the drug was the primary reason behind demise amongst individuals within the 18-45 age class within the US. It may be particularly deadly for youngsters, even when taken in tiny doses.

“Our metropolis grieves for this baby misplaced, for his family members, his associates, his lecturers, and the whole SMSA household,” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin mentioned in a press release.

“We nonetheless have a lot to study concerning the circumstances of this tragedy, and about how a baby had entry to such a surprising amount of such lethal medication, and our police division will proceed their investigation and search to carry accountable the adults who finally are chargeable for this baby’s demise.”

The Hartford faculty will stay closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day, whereas the constructing is cleaned and checked for any further indicators of drug utilization.

Through the preliminary investigation, two different potential Fentanyl victims had been recognized by employees, and had been taken to the close by hospital for statement. Hartford Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez claimed that counseling is being provided to all college students and employees.

“[Thursday] was a really difficult day, a tough day, a scary day for our college neighborhood at The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and our total Hartford Public Faculties neighborhood,” she mentioned, in line with WVIT.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, in line with native officers.