Spring break always brings to light the heart-breaking dangers of young people indulging in large amounts of alcohol and drugs. Many of these situations get worse in party hot-beds like Ft. Lauderdale, where there are predators looking to take advantage of the unsuspecting, inebriated college students. However, sometimes you don't expect the issues to involve students from particular colleges or universities.

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This spring break is no different. This incident involved cadets U.S. Military Academy at West Point. According to a report on Friday by the Associated Press, West Point personnel and fire-rescue officials confirmed that "at least two of the school’s cadets, including a football player, were involved in a situation in which six people overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine at a Florida vacation home during Spring Break."

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According to the report two of the six were in critical condition. A West Point official told The Associated Press "that one of the cadets who was hospitalized is an Army football player. The official said another football player at the house was not hospitalized. The official had no further information and could not give the sickened player’s condition." No names have been released to the media.

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Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Steve Gollan told the Associated Press that two of the critically ill victims were on ventilators. Gollan said earlier "that after two victims collapsed Thursday, two others became ill while trying to give them CPR from the residue on their bodies. When paramedics arrived, six people at the home needed treatment. He said the opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone was administered."

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Fentanyl is a potentially deadly synthetic painkiller that is singlehandedly increasing the rate fatal drug overdoses across the country. Notice that two college student became sick from trying to help their overdosed friends from the residue.

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