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Stoughton School Nurse Receives Drug Impairment Education Training

The training was funded by Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey and hosted by Curry College.

Morrissey and Curry College president Ken Quigley. Credit: Norfolk District Attorney's office.
Morrissey and Curry College president Ken Quigley. Credit: Norfolk District Attorney's office.

Stoughton High School nurse Suzanne Barret was among 60 school nurses from 20 Norfolk County communities to receive two days of drug impairment training this month, according to the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey. 

The "Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals" program was provided by Morrissey through Curry College's nursing program and meant to be a more comprehensive version of a similar training held in January. 

Trainers of the program included Dr. Jack E. Richman, OD, Nahant Police Sgt. Don Decker (retired), Middleboro Police Sgt. Deborah Battista and Quincy Police Sgt. and Drug Recognition Expert Donald Allison.

"Massachusetts' opiate epidemic is touching every corner of our communities, including our school buildings," Morrissey said in a statement. "School nurses are an essential part of the response when a student appears to be intoxicated. When a student is in trouble with drugs, whether once or as a pattern, it is important to know the signs and symptoms, and which drug you are dealing with. That is where this kind of additional training helps." 


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