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Rural School Jumps Through Hoops For EpiPens

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WEST GLACIER -

Some rural schools are scrambling after the President signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.

The bill encourages schools to keep EpiPens on hand, not for any specific student, but just in case of a severe allergic reaction.

West Glacier Elementary has never stocked EpiPens for general use, but the principal, Cory Pierce, says they are taking steps to change that.

"We're working on that. There's a lot of hoops to go through, but that is something other schools, especially rural schools, have done to ensure that if you do have an allergic reaction you can respond quickly," said Pierce.

Right now, the school is working to get a staff member trained to administer the EpiPen as well as a prescription from the Flathead City-County Health Department.

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