Today we note a local tragedy and the rising proliferation of dangerous illegal drugs in the metro.
Reality check: The American opioid is worsening and claiming more lives. Global narco-terrorist cartels are now operating domestically and the drug trade is so widespread that it's becoming a growing part of the US economy.
Locally, here's the horrific impact . . .
The student was sophomore and died Tuesday afternoon, according to an email the school sent to families. It said the student took the pill outside of school Thursday evening, and was unaware it contained a lethal amount of fentanyl.
In the past police have said one of the things that makes fentanyl so dangerous is that a very small amount of the drug can be deadly.
And this got us thinking about a recent bit of content that argued for a more permissive and compassionate response . . . Given that the drug war has largely FAILED . . .
In his latest rant, John Oliver claps back against police fentanyl warnings and offers an alternative view of drug treatment . . . Take a look . . .
Allow us a moment of doubt and (barely) enough room in our heads to hold two opposing ideas . . .
TKC isn't quite so confident that government regulated junkie shooting galleries and free crack pipes are the way out of this mess.
We'd honestly like to hear thoughtful suggestions that might help to keep this nation as both a FREE AND DECENT society.
The only thing we know for sure is that what WHATEVER STRATEGY THAT'S IN PLACE NOW ISN'T WORKING.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Oak Park High School confirms one of its students died several days after taking a pill laced with fentanyl. The student was sophomore and died Tuesday afternoon, according to an email the school sent to families.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student at Oak Park High School passed away Tuesday from an overdose, according to the North Kansas City School District. The district said that the sophomore died after taking a pill that ended up containing a lethal amount of fentanyl.
A student at Oak Park High School is dead after the North Kansas City School District says sophomore Ethan Everley, took a pill laced with fentanyl.The district says Everley took the pill outside of school on Thursday evening and died sometime Tuesday afternoon.
You decide . . .