River Road and the Sunray ISD, are two districts that have implemented EpiPens for kids with a known or unknown allergy.
River Road’s district nurse says having proper medication in case of an emergency eases her worries about taking care of students.
She maintains the EpiPens can be used on a student with or without an unknown allergy.
While it is unlikely a child will have an allergic reaction, even being unaware they are allergic to something, being prepared could make a huge difference.
Pediatrician for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center says That for the most part, schools do a pretty good job at keeping certain food out like peanuts and other allergens, but every now and then kids bring things that they don’t tell their parents or they sneak something in or they have a candy or something they don’t know