Fentanyl epidemic: How are young people being affected and educated?

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Chaparral High School
Students leave Chaparral High School Monday, March 2. Students and young adults using opioids recreationally are at risk of being exposed to the highly dangerous fentanyl according to experts on the subject. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Alex’s dad got everyone’s attention as he read the names. “I’m here on behalf of Jacob Alexander, 2017 graduate of Chaparral High School. Dec. 3, 2019, dead,” he said. “I’m here on behalf of Caleb Dunlap, senior at Great Oak High School, Dec. 15, 2019, dead. I’m here on behalf of Dylan Perez, 2017 graduate of Great Oak High School, Dec. 17, 2019, dead. I’m here on behalf of Alexandra Capelouto, 2017 graduate of Great Oak High School, Dec. 23, 2019, dead.” Alex’s dad spoke to the Temecula City Council a little more than a month since his daughter died due to an overdose he said was caused because of fentanyl, a highly-powerful drug that is wreaking havoc all over Riverside County, Southern California and the United States. “I’m asking you to help me fight
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