Student suffers apparent overdose at Hartford school – NBC Connecticut

A 12-year-old student suffered an apparent overdose at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford this morning and was taken to Connecticut Children’s. Police are investigating whether there was exposure to fentanyl.

Two other 12-year-old seventh graders and a teacher were also transported as a precaution.

Police said officers responded to the school at 280 Huyshop Avenue around 10:45 a.m. Thursday after receiving a report of an unconscious child.

EMS was performing CPR when officers arrived and the child was brought to Connecticut Children’s after a possible overdose. Authorities said he was “in a monitored condition”.

Authorities believe the reaction was to an opiate and said they found a powder-like substance in the gym area.

Two other minors who felt dizzy were also airlifted and a teacher was taken to hospital in Hartford as a precaution. Authorities said they don’t believe they ingested anything.

A soft lockdown was issued and drug sniffer dogs were brought in.

The Academy of Sports Science and Medicine is a magnet school attended by students from Hartford and surrounding schools.


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