More than 250 people in Delta packed into South Delta Secondary school Wednesday night for a chance to learn more about fentanyl.
Delta police held their presentation to teach the community about its dangers and prevalence on Delta’s streets.
Parent Robb Rosser brought his three children after hearing about the recent incident in the city where nine people overdosed within 20 minutes of each other.
“It was a shock reading it in the paper, and the number of kids affected at once. My daughter actually brought it to my attention, so she’s very aware of it. My son just started school here. I don’t think there’s much exposure at elementary school level, but I know at the high school level there will be a lot more exposure.”
Meanwhile parent Trish Berry says she also came to educate herself and her son after learning about the recent overdoses in the area.
“For it to be where I live, it hit too close to home. It’s obviously out there, and our kids have it. When I say kids, I mean the older kids are getting their hands on it from dealers, who are being given it from other dealers, and it’s just very scary that it’s right here in our home town.”
Officers will hold another forum Thursday.