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More Minnesota school staff, students train to combat teen overdoses

High school senior Jorge Vargas and his classmates practiced slowly filling syringes and pressing the plunger of a nostril spray device, pretending the tools were filled with overdose-reversing naloxone.

A growing number of Minnesota school officials - and now some students, too - are learning how to respond to opioid overdoses as teen deaths from the drugs have climbed in recent years.

"With the opioid epidemic it's becoming more prevalent, especially amongst kids our age," said Vargas, who suggested the naloxone training course to his teacher at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul after hearing about a similar course at Minneapolis' Roosevelt High School.


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