Aug 13, 2015 9:21 AM
MANCHESTER - City leaders are educating students about the dangers of heroin use in a very unique way.
They’re wrapping their message around school books.
Many of us of used paper bags from the supermarket to cover text books, so these covers are definitely an upgrade, and they have a potentially life-saving message: Not Even Once.
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said he wants kids to know that it only takes one time to get hooked.
From January 1, 2015 until June 30, 2015, 50 people died from heroin in the Queen City alone.
“We’ve got to be out in front of this," Gatsas said. "And certainly education is important, and the younger folks that we can educate, hopefully we can get them to understand that you might die if you do this once."
Gatsas said there are 6 different covers.
40,000 of them will be printed and distributed at Manchester’s public high schools and middle schools at the start of the school year.
The best part - no cost to taxpayers.
All of the work and supplies are donations, approved by the school board Monday night.
We’ll head into the schools to get feedback from students as soon as they have the covers.
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