There’s a renewed push in Williamson County to make the overdose-reversal drug Narcan more available in schools. It comes after several students have died from fentanyl in neighboring counties.
With kids easily scoring fentanyl-laced pills by text or social media, Williamson County officials are partnering with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services and local school districts to make Narcan easier to access in schools, to reverse fentanyl’s deadly effects.
“They can go from not breathing and completely unresponsive to awake and talking,” said Capt. Amy Jarosek of Williamson County EMS’s Community Paramedic Program.
In the past couple of weeks, Round Rock High School has placed Narcan inside dozens of defibrillator kits, with elementary schools in Leander, Granger, Coupland and Thrall about to do the same.