Officers at Akron Public Schools to carry Narcan

Posted at 11:23 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 07:47:05-04

Officers working in Akron Public Schools' high schools and middle schools will now carry Narcan.

A third and final vote at the Akron school board meeting Monday night passed the policy.

The policy passed with a 5-1 vote with one board member absent, according to an Akron Schools spokesperson.

A school spokesperson says this is a precaution to allow officers to respond to an overdose situation if a need arises in or near the schools.