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15-year-old student at Riverside, Calif., high school revived after taking pill laced with fentanyl

Nov. 11, 2022
The student had stopped breathing after she took a suspected counterfeit oxycodone tablet containing fentanyl.

A 15-year-old student at Arlington High School in Riverside, Calif., was revived Thursday afternoon after taking a pill that authorities say was laced with fentanyl. 

The girl stopped breathing, and the school's resource officer, assistant principal and other staff worked to revive her, reports CBS News

She was also given Narcan, which is used to reverse opioid overdoses. The girl was taken to a hospital and has recovered.

An investigation determined that the student took a suspected counterfeit oxycodone tablet containing fentanyl that she bought through a social media site, police said.

Detectives later arrested two people suspected of selling the pill to the student.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 80 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, and a small amount can kill.

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