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Another ACHS student suffers non-fatal overdose this week

Alexandria City High School (staff photo by James Cullum)

A suspected, non-fatal student overdose occurred at Alexandria City High School this morning — the second in less than a week.

According to the scanner, the overdose was reported around 10 a.m. Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt said the suspected overdose occurred on the King Street campus.

According to a letter from Kay-Wyatt:

Dear ACPS Staff and Families,

I am writing to make you aware of a suspected school-connected, non-fatal student overdose that happened today at Alexandria City High School – King St. Campus.We want to ensure that all families and staff have access to resources and are aware of the supports that are available to students, families and staff.

In addition to our main webpage on substance abuse education and prevention, here are some additional helpful resources for youth: information on family and community resources in the City of Alexandria is also available online at the Alexandria City Public Schools website.

Another student suffered a non-fatal overdose inside the school on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The last suspected overdose at ACHS before that was on Dec. 15.

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