We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Officials: Mandatory School EpiPens Helping Children In Nevada

gregfriese / Flickr
 

gregfriese / Flickr

School district officials say an eighth-grader who had a severe allergic reaction after sampling foods in a cooking class was given an emergency epinephrine shot by the school nurse on Feb. 12.

Nurse Robin Reinders says that by the time the ambulance arrived, the boy's symptoms had subsided.

A similar incident happened Feb. 14, when a ninth-grader had an allergic reaction during lunch. School officials say they used an EpiPen while waiting for the ambulance, and the student is now back in school and feeling fine.

Nevada legislators passed a law in 2013 requiring schools to keep epinephrine shots to treat students immediately during severe allergic reactions.

Related Stories

  • Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

    Exceptional Drought Eases In Northern California

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows that "exceptional drought" has been reduced in Northern California. But, wells, reservoirs, ground water, and soil moisture are all recovering slowly.