Student overdoses at Alexandria City High School

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (DC News Now) — In a letter sent to school staff and families Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt said that there was a non-fatal overdose at Alexandria City High School – King S. Campus.

“We want to ensure that all families and staff have access to resources about substance abuse and are aware of the supports that are available to students, families and staff,” the letter read.

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In the letter, Kay-Wyatt included a list of resources on substance abuse education and prevention.

Any student who wants to share their thoughts or feelings is welcome to reach out to a counselor, administrator or any trusted adult for help. They can also reach out to CrisisText and Crisis Link at any time through:

  • Text: CONNECT to 85511

  • Call CrisisLink: 703-527-4077

Students as well as their families and staff were also encouraged to use Alexandria City Public Schools’s anonymous online reporting system to share concerns about substance abuse within the city’s schools.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff are of the utmost priority to ACPS,” the letter concluded.

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