Kettering city and school officials will meet tonight to discuss opioid epidemic. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Photo: Chris Stewart
Photo: Chris Stewart

City, school district hold special meeting on opioid epidemic

Kettering city officials and school district officials met in special session Tuesday night to discuss one of the major issues plaguing Ohio: the opioid epidemic.

City and school district officials talked about their joint efforts to provide educational resources for residents, as well as what community partners are doing to help fight the crisis in Kettering.

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After a 45-minute video, council members, school board members, Kettering Police Chief Chip Protsman and others had a roundtable discussion on what approach should be taken for curbing the epidemic.

Some suggestions ranged from how to implement drug testing in schools, similar to what Carroll and Chaminade Julienne announced last week, to increasing punishments for users.

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Last week, Kettering police Officer John Jung said EMTs have been dispatched more than 100 times this year for overdoses.

He also said Narcan has been administered more than 80 times this year.

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