(CBS) — Nurses at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire will be one of the first to use injectors to counteract heroin overdoses.
“They’re called Evzio injectors. They work just like EpiPens which are used to reverse the effects of allergic reactions,” said Stevenson High School spokesman Jim Conrey. “These can be administered through the skin with a simple puncture. Our nurses will receive training next week.”READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'
Conrey says in the 22 years he’s been with the school, they’ve never had a heroin overdose but it’s better to have the antidote just in case.