Explosion of fentanyl in Colorado causes Denver middle and high schools to stock up on Narcan

By Matt Connelly

The explosion of fentanyl made in China and imported to Colorado through our open southern border has caused Denver middle and high schools to begin stocking up on Narcan

Narcan is administered to people who have overdosed on opioids like fentanyl to prevent death and buy time for medical professionals to provide lifesaving services. 

According to CBS Denver, “starting Monday, Denver Public Schools is providing naloxone in all its middle and high schools.”

“With the increase in fentanyl in our communities, we are seeing more and more cases of people who are accidentally overdosing,” Scott Pribble, the director of external communications with DPS, told CBS Denver. “I think it’s very important that we have as many tools in our toolbox to keep our kids safe.”

Colorado Democrats like Senator Michael Bennet have refused to take actions to secure our southern border and prevent the flow of deadly fentanyl over the border. 

Meanwhile, Democrats at the state level in Colorado passed legislation to decriminalize fentanyl. A move widely recognized as contributing to Colorado’s explosion of overdose deaths. 

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.