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Crime Hartford boy, 13, dies from fentanyl overdose

06:51  16 january  2022
06:51  16 january  2022 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Connecticut authorities found an unconscious 13 -year-old boy in his school Thursday morning, suffering an apparent opioid overdose on campus. Fentanyl is deadly even in small doses, according to the National Institutes of Health, and synthetic opioids like it are the leading cause of overdose deaths in the U.S. Fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the NIH. It is sometimes mixed with other drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA, which can lead to deadly accidental overdoses in people who do not even realize they’re taking it.

A 13 -year-old seventh grade boy is hospitalized in "grave" condition after reportedly overdosing on Fentanyl at the Sports and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford , Connecticut that closed Friday after the incident. RELATED: Connecticut Warns of Fentanyl -Laced Marijuana After Drug Sample Tests Positive for the Opioid. First responders performed CPR on the boy after his collapse, according to the Hartford Fire Department. "Initial reports indicate that CPR was initiated by the school nurse on one student and HFD personnel took over performing CPR until relieved by responding medics," said

A teenage boy in Hartford, Conn., died Saturday, two days after he was hospitalized following a fentanyl overdose at school.

The 13-year-old died around 5:30 p.m., the Hartford Courant reported.

The unidentified seventh-grader and two of his classmates were rushed to the hospital Thursday after the 13-year-old collapsed in the school gym at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy. The other two children were released the same day.

The school was locked down immediately after the teens were hospitalized. Cops said they found about 40 bags of fentanyl inside the school, located in two classrooms and the gym.

a close up of a sign: Police are still investigating how the teen obtained the drug. © Shutterstock Police are still investigating how the teen obtained the drug.

Police are still investigating how the teen obtained the drug. (Shutterstock/)

“We still have much to learn about the circumstances of this tragedy, and about how a child had access to such a shocking quantity of such deadly drugs,” Mayor Luke Bronin told the Courant. “Our police will continue their investigation and seek to hold accountable the adults who ultimately are responsible for this child’s death.”

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Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant. January 13 , 2022, 6:09 PM·5 min read. Police found nearly 40 bags of fentanyl stashed in multiple locations within a Hartford school in a search prompted after a student overdosed Thursday morning. The student, a seventh-grader at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy school, remains unresponsive and in “grave condition” after ingesting the drug, which subsequent tests confirmed to be fentanyl , police spokesperson Lt. Aaron Boisvert said Friday. Two other seventh-graders were believed to be exposed to the drug and were also transported to the

From @HartfordCourant: Nearly 40 bags of fentanyl found at Hartford school where boy , 13 , overdosed , police say.

Police said the 13-year-old ingested the synthetic opioid, which can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is approved for treating severe pain, but it is often abused and has been blamed for an increase in overdose deaths across the U.S.

Cops are still investigating how the teen acquired the drug, the Courant reported. A police spokesman said it was “packaged in what you would see in street-level sales.”


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