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Calloway County Sheriff’s Office Provides School System with Naloxone | New

Superintendent Tres Settle accepts a donation of naloxone from Sheriff Nicky Knight.

CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY – Calloway County Sheriff Nicky Knight on Thursday presented the Calloway County school system with 12 doses of naloxone, a narcotic overdose reversal drug, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said Knight first spoke to the school district about the donation of the nasal spray medication last month. The sheriff’s office received a case of naloxone earlier this month from the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. The sheriff wanted to donate naloxone to the school district as a precaution to protect the students.

The Sheriff’s Office notes that overdose deaths have increased across the country over the past decade, and early treatment is crucial in saving a person’s life in the event of an overdose. The FDA approved naloxone for the treatment of opioid overdoses in the 1970s, and it has become more widely available in recent years. The sheriff’s office said members of the public could administer it immediately since 2016.

“The safety and security of the children in our community is one of my top priorities. In a situation where seconds count, it is better to have this rescue tool readily available in our schools than to have to wait for first responders to arrive, ”Knight said in a statement Friday.

Knight presented the doses of naloxone to Superintendent Tres Settle at the Calloway County School Board meeting on Thursday evening.

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