Leon County School District employees receive naloxone training

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — All Leon County schools are now equipped with Narcan and officials know how to use it.

This training, held Wednesday with Narcan provided by the Florida Harm Reduction Initiative, focused on what happens when a student or staff member overdoses on opioids.

Narcan is a device used to administer the drug naloxone to a person who has overdosed on opioids.

Jimmy Williams, safety and security coordinator for the Leon County School District, says with the recent increase in overdoses in Big Bend, you can’t be safe when it comes to protecting students and staff.

“Here in our district, we just want to stay in prevention mode and be prepared in the event that fentanyl does get on our campus, we want to be prepared. Hopefully that won’t happen here in Leon County, but we just want to make sure our staff and our schools are prepared and our staff with our training,” Williams said.

Williams says they have not had any overdoses at any of the Leon County school campuses at this time.

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