Jan 25, 2016 9:45 PM
Narcan will be stocked in Nashua high schools after Board of Education approves measure
NASHUA - In the very near future, Narcan - the overdose reversing drug - will be stocked in some Nashua schools.
The Board of Education approved the measure at Monday's meeting.
After much discussion, they voted to have Narcan in high schools and possibly middle schools. Only school nurses and principals will be trained to administer the nasal spray.
It will be provided free of charge by the state Department of Health and Human Services.
This will be taken up by the policy committee to go over any added details.
The issue was not taken lightly as many have concerns about what happens after someone is brought back with Narcan.
“It's just not a like a shot for the flu it's a lot more serious,” said Board of Education member Dorothy Oden.
“I have been impatient and I'd like to see this in place just as soon as we can get it here so we don't find ourselves wishing we had,” said Board of Ed member George Farrington.
There have not been any overdoses on school property, but the board says they're being proactive based on the drug problem across the state.
Since September, there have been over 135 non-fatal overdoses in Nashua, and 8 fatal overdoses.