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Teens say HS will not allow them to raise funds on campus for friend dying from drug overdose

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Kerrigan Brandon is a teenager with a big smile and a kind heart.

The Roosevelt High School sophomore will never get to hang out with her friends again.

The 15-year-old is in critical condition after overdosing on a cocktail of prescription pills on January 12th.

Her mother told us on the phone, the teen is severely brain dead and may only have days to live.

Mom on the phone: "She has no function, but to lay in bed, that would be her life. They said could be couple days at most a week."

Kerrigan's friends at Roosevelt high school knew their friend's family would need financial support, so they had plans to sell bright pink bracelets that read "Prayers for Kear Bare."

The $2 from each bracelet along with money from t-shirt sales would go directly to Kerrigan's family.

Only they say school officials told them, they couldn't sell them here because the attention could glorify drug use.

We tried reaching out to the school principal, a truck was parked in his designated spot, and a school employee went to the office to let him know we wanted to talk-but we were told, he wasn't available.

 

 

 

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