School administrators from the Wolf Creek Public School Board along with School Resource Officers from Lacombe Police and Ponoka RCMP were at the Lacombe Memorial Centre today (Dec 6th), to talk about a number of issues affecting students these days.

Superintendent Jason Lovell says one of the major topics covered was online safety.

“We are going to be focusing on what the kinds of things are that our students are exposed to, or what are the risks or dangers of some of the different online tools that our students are engaged in and how to make sure, us as a school system we understand what those tools are and how they are used.”

Cst. Jackie Tessel, School Resource Officer with Ponoka RCMP delivered a presentation about the ever increasing dangers of fentanyl, and what school administrators should watch out for in cases of using, dealing, or overdosing.

“Unfortunately fentanyl has become a big deal so you never know when you might run into it, and it is a big deal in the schools too. We want to keep our kids safe, so it’s important we know what to look for and how to deal with it.”

Tessel says there are talks of having naloxone kits available at schools in the future, due to such a small amount of fentanyl being capable of a fatal overdose, by only having it touch your skin.

Lacombe Police School Resource Officer Cst. Jeff Hewitt was also on hand giving a presentation on drug culture.

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