FOREST, Va. (WFXR) – A student at Jefferson Forest High School was found unresponsive on school property Friday, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
The student was brought to the school nurse. The School Resource Officer was called in to assist.
Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says the SRO administered Evzio (the same compound as NARCAN), adding that this is the first such incident on record for the school system.
The student was revived and was transported to a local hospital by medical personnel.
Police are not releasing any information on the student due to age.
“This doesn’t happen,” said JFHS student Jayden Everhart. “No, it does not happen,” added Parv Anand, another JFHS student.
Everyhart says he immediately came across an ambulance while pulling into school.
“I got to school late and I saw him getting pulled out in a stretcher. And he was, like, super pale. It looked like he was on something,” he said.
Anand says he was in class at the time and that he wasn’t able to make out what he was seeing.
“When we heard about it, everyone was, like, really shocked about it. We just didn’t really know how to react to it,” he said.
A BCSO Lieutenant tells WFXR News that deputies have been carrying Naloxone for almost two years, and that administering it is simple.