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Epipens are now in every Pasco County school

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 17:09:54-05

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — As of Valentine's Day, every public school in Pasco County has life-saving Epipens on campus.

Pasco County Schools partnered with the Florida Department of Health - Pasco County to implement the Epipen in Schools Program.

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Within days of the program launching, schools officials say an Epipen was used during lunch at a Land O' Lakes high school on a student with a peanut allergy.

Each campus will have at least three staff members who will receive training from the school nurse so they're prepared to respond if a student or adult has an anaphylactic reaction.

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According to Pasco County Schools, the program is optional for charter schools.