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Recovery high school mentioned in Black Monday event

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 02:27:12-05

Hundreds gathered for the fourth annual Black Monday event to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic around the Las Vegas valley and the nation.

The event's purpose is to bring together all people with a connection to heroin whether they are a recovering addict or know someone who has died from it.

The local chapter of There is No Hero in Heroin will be hosting the event to support what's known as Black Monday.

According to the CDC, heroin-related deaths have quadrupled across the country since 2010.

The Clark County School District is working toward a recovery high school for addicted teens.

"We're always looking to support kids in need and this is still one of the forefront ideas that we have and that we're still exploring ways and means that hopefully someday we will be able to bring this to fruition," said Jeff Horn, associate superintendent.

Horn said a lot of progress has been made on the recovery high school with the placement of the school coming sometime in the coming months.