Virginia high school suffers eight opioid overdoses in three weeks sparking ... trends now
Virginia police are investigating how and why eight students at the same high school overdoses in just three weeks, with fears that the incidents were caused by fentanyl.
Park View High School in Sterling, just a 40 minute drive from Washington DC, is undergoing an opioid epidemic that local police believe is linked to fentanyl.
In total, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating nine incidents of Park View students overdosing on opioids this year, bringing this year's total number of investigations into young people's opioid overdoses to 18.
While none of the Park View incidents were fatal, all of them required medical intervention in the form of CPR, Naxalone administration or a trip to the hospital.
Four of the overdoses in the last three weeks occurred on school grounds, three of which required Naxalone to be administer and two required staff to administer CPR on students.
It was the most overdoses the county has ever experienced in a short time, with the most recent case happening earlier this week on Tuesday, a spokesperson from the sheriff's office told NBC News.
Four of the opioid overdoses occured on school grounds at Park View High School in Virginia