Fentanyl Warning

Acting Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

On February 22, 2023, the Los Alamos Police Department issued a public warning that they arrested a person suspected of selling Fentanyl. 

As a school district and part of the Los Alamos community, we are very concerned about student safety. It is important that we all work together to educate students about serious life safety risks of Fentanyl. 

Fentanyl is a highly dangerous drug that comes in different forms including liquid and powder and can be lethal in very small amounts. Many people are unaware that other drugs including counterfeit pills can be laced with deadly amounts of fentanyl. 

The school is taking several steps to protect students including:

  • training staff on recognizing potential drug use, how to respond to a student who may be under the influence, and what to do in the case of an emergency or overdose
  • training some staff including school nurses, administrators, and School Resource Officers to administer Naloxone
  • increasing student supervision at school
  • presentations on the risks of fentanyl in LAHS Driver’s Education classes, updated information shared with LAMS and LAHS Health teachers 
  • collaborating with community partners on further education for staff and family information sessions
  • reaching out to other experts and schools for best practices to build protective factors and student resilience in order to prevent drug use and other risk behaviors

Parents and caregivers can help in important ways: 

Let’s all work together to keep our children safe!