Mariah Cain, Staff Writer
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an order on Wednesday detailing that schools must notify parents within 24 hours when there is a school-related drug overdose. This is a response to Loudoun County Public School’s reportedly waiting more than 20 days to notify parents about overdose incidents that happened on school grounds.
“Parents have a right to know what’s going on in their child’s lives, especially in schools. Overdoses that occur on school grounds or are connected to the school must lead to an immediate parental notification,” said Youngkin. The order also calls for more drug education and prevention programs for students and parents.