The district would like to share and make you aware of a public health warning (English / Spanish/ Chinese / Vietnamese ) that we recently received on behalf of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office regarding fatal overdoses due to the ingestion of fake pills laced with Fentanyl.
Law enforcement agencies recently seized a large quantity of these fake Fentanyl-containing pills that look like real prescription medication. However, they fear some of these pills may have already been put in circulation.
Fentanyl is a powerful Synthetic opioid that can be 80-100 times more powerful than morphine and exposure to even small amounts can result in illness, overdose and/or death.
Fortunately, we have had NO reported incidents at our schools regarding Fentanyl use. However, it is critical you are made aware of this information so you can have a discussion with your child to ensure his/her well-being. Talking points should include:
We appreciate your attention to this matter.
*Translations of the public health warning will be posted as soon as they are provided by County.