13-Year-Old Student Dies Of Fentanyl Overdose, Two More Exposed At Connecticut School

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A 13-year-old student who was hospitalized with a fentanyl overdose this week died Saturday from his injuries.

The teenager reportedly suffered the overdose Thursday at The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford, Connecticut. NBC Connecticut reported that he died around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police investigators searched the school and found 40 small bags of a substance in two classrooms, as well as the school gymnasium. The substance was later identified as fentanyl in powder form, a police spokesman told NBC Connecticut. Police said they believe the fentanyl was brought in by a student.

The proliferation of fentanyl within the U.S., specifically at the southern border, has seen an enormous spike in the past year. The Daily Wire reported in December that fentanyl seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection increased by an astonishing 134% in fiscal year 2021, between October 1st, 2020, and September 31st, 2021. Fentanyl has also far outpaced heroin in terms of the amount seized by officials at the southern border.

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