Recently the news has been filled with sad instances of student fentanyl overdoses on California school campuses and we have discovered fentanyl on high desert school campuses as well. HUSD is committed to student safety and informing our community to the dangers of drugs like fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, which is equal to 10-15 grains of table salt, is considered a lethal dose. Overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioids like fentanyl increased over 300% among teenagers in the last two years. Fentanyl is odorless, tasteless and can be made to look like powder, candy, and/or can be disguised as other pills. Fentanyl remains the deadliest drug threat facing this country.
HUSD encourages all parents to talk to their children about the dangers of drugs, including fentanyl. Remind your children not to ingest powders, pills, or candy if they don’t know where they came from. Monitor your children’s whereabouts and acquaintances. If your child is struggling with drug addiction call 988 to get them help right away. If you see or come in contact with fentanyl, do not touch the substance and immediately contact law enforcement at (760) 956-5001. And if you come in contact with someone you suspect is experiencing an overdose call 911 immediately.
CDC Website - Fentanyl Facts: Click here
CDC Website - Fentanyl Information and Resources: Click here
DEA Website - Fentanyl Information and Resources: Click here
SB County Resource Page Click Here
HUSD Classroom Instructional Material: Click Here
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:
Substance Abuse Addiction Help: 988
Emergency overdose situation: 911
To Report Fentanyl Contact (760) 956-5001
Hesperia Unified Police Department: (760) 244-1091