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“RUNNEMEDE — The spread of heroin through South Jersey has struck a local high school community with the overdose deaths of a pupil and a former student at Triton Regional High School.
“The victims — a 16-year-old girl who attended the Runnemede school and an 18-year-old man — died early last month, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. A third student overdosed but survived, the prosecutor’s office confirmed Friday.
“The incidents occurred within a three-day period.
“Additional details were not available, but a district official said staffers ‘are actively engaged in counseling students who are grieving and some who are struggling with their own addictions.'”
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