Mar 17, 2016 5:17 PM

Conway board votes to put Narcan in middle and high schools

CONWAY - The school board voted on Monday night to put Narcan in the middle and high schools.

The board approved it unanimously 5-0 at its meeting at Kennett Middle School.

Superintendent Kevin Richard said the Narcan would be kept in the nurses' offices, and they would be the ones to administer it.

He said the Narcan is intended for use if a student overdoses but that the school hasn't seen a problem yet.

"This is a proactive measure," Richard said.

Conway becomes the second school district in the state to put Narcan in the schools. The first was Nashua.

Manchester has its own proposal set to go before the school board, but in that city, Public Health Director Tim Soucy said the problem can often be parents or other people on school grounds, not just students.

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