CBS News Texas | The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District has been devastated by fentanyl poisoning this year, with three teens killed and as many as 10 overdoses.
“I am here because I want to see if we can do something about our children to protect them. They are the future of our world. My son was more than a statistic. He wasn’t just a number out of the thousands that have died because of this drug. He was a precious soul, a human, who was full of life and dreams.”Lilia Astudillo, who lost her 14-year-old son, Jose Alberto Perez, to fentanyl poisoning in January.
That’s why the district held a roundtable discussion on Monday with people on the frontlines of the crisis, hoping to make a difference and save lives.