Education, caution are keys to curbing prescription drug abuse among students

Austin Lee Edwards was supposed to be almost halfway through his senior year by now, finishing up another solid season on the Nixa High School football team’s offensive line and preparing for a career in the U.S. Marines.

But Edwards was found dead from an overdose of oxycodone on July 26, the day he was supposed to begin summer football camp. He was 17.

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