After student’s death, LA schools to carry overdose antidote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will provide all its schools with a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses. That’s after at least seven teenagers overdosed on pills likely laced with fentanyl in recent weeks, including a 15-year-old girl who died on a high school campus. District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho at a news conference Thursday called it an “urgent crisis.” He says doses of naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, will be supplied around 1,400 schools from kindergarten through 12th grade in the coming weeks. The county public health department will provide the medication for free.