(Community College Daily, September 28) Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) in North Carolina was devastated by a fatal overdose on campus last month.
But when A-B Tech spokesperson Kerri Glover alerted the media about the death, “both television and newspapers told me it unfortunately wasn’t considered newsworthy because they see multiple death reports everyday of young people who die from opioid overdoses.”
“That really started to wake us up,” Glover says. She subsequently learned that two other students experienced overdoses on campus this summer – one passed out in an evening class and another was found in a restroom – and both were revived with the drug naloxone. Another three students died of overdoses off campus. Read more.