(KVUE) — As the fentanyl crisis plagues the country, a group of Central Texas students have decided take a stand against the drug.
Haven Gier and Alexandra Schiller – both students at Leander High School – explained how they, along with other students, came up with “Fentanyl Awareness Week.” Each day during lunch, the group acted out skits and put together all sorts of activities, all of which were aimed at showing their classmates the impact fentanyl has.
Some examples included popping messages inside of balloons, showing a scenario a student would be in if they came in contract with the drug, and what the outcome would be.
“We just talked about it and like brainstormed with each other’s ideas and like, things that we thought would be impactful for like the students, not just like giving facts, but giving like stories of, students and people in our community,” said Schiller. “This is like an issue and that we can’t just keep ignoring it.”